Title: Tyndall target
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00076230/00067
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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.
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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Volume ID: VID00067
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Tyndall L Taret
Coos Pre:,ared Under Super-
vision of Public Relations
Cnl. Leland S. Stianathan
Special Service Officer:
Canot. O'en 0. Freeman
f'ublic Relations Officer:
St. illiam B. Pratt
Photographic Officer:
Lt. J. A. Dickermrrn
Editorial Staff:
Sgt. Arnnld Milgaten, Set. Saul
Samiof, Cpl. Neil Pnoser, Pfc.
Harry Bardi
Art Work:
T, Sgt. Oral Ledbetter, S/Sgt.
Fred H. Slade, Cpl. Marshall
Photography and Reproduction:
M, Sgt. W. Busby, S/Sgt. J. Mit-
chell, Sgt. F. Churchill, Sgt.
Silas Upchurch, Sgt. G, Neitzert,
Pvt. L. Shaw, S, Sgt. J. Mont-
gomery, S Sgt. R. Keough, Sgt.
P. Terrv, Sgt. J. Marsick, S/Sgt.
J. Webster, Pvt. W. Daniels, Cpl.
E. Tackett, Pfc. H. Care.
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A Yank in Tunisia walked up
to his company commander and
laid $300 on his desk. He had
won It in a crap game.
"What's this for?" the CO ask-
ed, "the company fund?"
"No sir, said the dogface,
"the Soldiers' Deposit Fund."
The CO took the money, turned
it over to the Finance officer
and got back a deposit book for
the GI who is now drawing 4% in-
terest on his original $300 in-
vestment. It's like money from
A soldier doesn't have to win
$300 in a crap game to open a
Soldiers' Deposit Fund account.
He can start with as little as
$5 a month and then add as much
as he wants every pay day. He'll
draw 4% interest--which is more
of a dividend than most banks
will pay on his money--no matter
how small his deposit:.
The Soldiers' Deposit Fund,
which was started in 1873, now
has more than 110,000 active
accounts and it's growing every
day. It's in particular favor
in combat areas where soldiers
have found that the best thing
to do with a dollar is to save
The nicest thing about the
plan is the sense of security it
gives a GI. He knows if he makes
regular deposits he will have a
tidy nest egg with which to start
civilian life again when he mew
marching home.
The plan insures the soldier
against his own weaknesses. Af-
ter he has once opened a savings
account in the fund he can't get
his dough out again until he is
discharged except in cases of
emergency. He must secure the
okay of his battalion or regi-
mental commander.
The money a soldier deposits

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8:00 A.M...............Mass
9:CC A.M....Protestant Sun-
day School
10:00 A.M....Gunners Mass at
10:00 A.M.....Protestant Wor-
shlp Service
11:00 A.M..Gunners Protestant
Service at Theater
11:15 A.M...............Mass
7:30 P.M.... Evening Worship

5: 30

P.M............... Mass

P.M ............ .Mass
P.M.... Fellowshic Club

12:15 P.M....Protestant Wor-
ship Service
5:30 P.M.............. Mass
7:30 P.M....Choir Rehearsal
5:30 P.M............... Mass
5:30 P.M............... Mass
7:30 P.M.....Jewish Service
5:30 P.M................Mass
7:00 P.M........ Confessions
(Also, the Chaplain will
hear confessions anytime he Is
present at the Chapel)

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Interviews and Photos

Almighty and all present Power
Shor is the prayer I make to Thee.
I do not ask in battle hour
For any shield to cover me.
The vast, unalterable way,
From which the stars do not depart,
May not be turned aside to stay
The bullet flying to my heart.
I ask no help to strike my foe.
I seek no petty victory here.
The enemy I hate, I know,
To Thee is also dear.
But this I pray, be at my side
When death is drawing through the sky.
Almighty God who also died,
Teac me the way that I should die.
--Sergeant Hugh Brodie
Royal Australian Air Force
(Hissing in Action)

S/SGP. RALPH BOYS of Mobile,
Ala.; Instructor: ill have
dated both Vacs and Tyndall-
ettes, and when in the company
of a vac you don't feel that
you must pretend that you are
someone important. They are
sensible and easy to talk to.
I like to date a girl who car-
ries her own smokes and her
own raincoat."

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of Photography: "I would
rather date a Tyndallette be-
cause they know enough about a
soldier's philosophy not to
impose on him, and yet they
are still feminine enough to
be a refreshing date."


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Flint, Mich.; Instructor: "The
several Wacs I have met here
impressed me as being hard and
conscientious workers. I pre-
fer to go out with girls who
have seriousness of purpose,
Wacs are good all-around
sports, and are accustomed to
a soldier's pay."


SGT. B.M. 9EHLMAUIER of Pitts-
burgh, Pa.; Instructor: "I
would rather date a Wac. Be-
ing a GI herself, a Vac has a
lot of patience with the in-
conveniences of a soldier's
routine. It seems to me that
most civilian girls have the
misconception that all soldiers
are alike; a Kac knows each
one as an individual."


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JulYY 31. 1943 TPaLe 3

Physical Tests to Begin

Men to Be Put In

Fitness Groups


The first series of tests to determine the physical fitness
of members of the permanent personnel of Tyndall Field will
begin about Aug. 15, it was announced this week.
The tests will be aimed at placing the men in various fitness
groups and advancing them through physical training from lower
to higher brackets. Such tests are already in effect among
students at the field.
According to advance dope the tests will consist of deter-

mining how many chin-ups a guy
capable of and how long it
requires him to negotiate such
things as a 300 yard shuttle
race course. By'his perform-
ance he will be classified.
To begin the tests every man
will be required to perform the
same tasks. Men with double
chins will not get credit for
double the amount of pull-ups
they perform and those unable to
complete the 300 yard run in the
one hour period will not be
allowed to finish the following
day, but must stay overtime.
According to plan the men will
perform in pairs with one keep-
ing score for the other. After
three months those still able
will be given a second test to
determine what improvement, if
any, they have shown. The ath-
letic performance of each man
will become part of his military
The "off-post" boys who take
their PT at the No. 2 area have
already had a sample of the
tests. They were given prelim-
inary tests during the week.
Also men of the No. 2 area class-
es shifted from the comparative
ease of volley ball to work on
the bars and tumbling in the ring
preparatory to boxing lessons.
The shift to the more rugged
exercises caused a number of
minor casualties among the older
men. Many them suffered stiff-
ness of muscles they had appar-
ently been neglecting in volley-
ing a ball )ack and forth over a
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can do, how many push-ups he is

A photograph of a Tyndall
Field gunner, taken by S/Sgt.
John E. Mitchell of this
field's photographic section,
will appear on the front cover
of the August 16 issue of Yank,
popular Army weekly.
Yank's staff notified the
public Relations office of the
signal honor early this week.
The photograph, which shows
S/Sgt. Garland A. Moore of the
SGunnermakers behind a .50 cal.
machine gun, was taken by
S/Sgt. Mitchell several weeks
The Post Exchange announced
that the August 16 issue of
Yank will be placed on sale
August 6.

Word was received this week
that Donald J. Berry, former en-
listed man here, received his
pilot's wings on Thursday.
Old timers will remember Berry
as a member of the staff at the
information desk and chauffeur
for Col. W.A. Maxwell, the field's
first C.O.
Lt. Berry left Tyndall early
last fall, as a corporal, for
pilot training. He completed his
advanced flying course at Foster
SField, Texas.


Among the various organizations and groups addressed by stage
and screen star Philip Dorn during his three-day stay here last
week was the Special Service representative's meeting. The
film player was caught by the cameraman (above) as he chatted
with Sgt. Dorothy Chenoweth, of the WAAC.



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Tyndall Waac, Soldier
Wed, She Gets KP

Cupid entered the Tyndall Field
WAAC barracks for the first time
Wednesday. Or rather the little
fellow caught up with one of our
Waac's in the kitchen of the
Quartermaster mess hall.
It was in the mess'hall that
Auxiliary Ardella Simmons, of
LaPorte, Utah, met Pvt. Russell
N. West, 27, of Ashland, Ky.
Wednesday night they were married
at the office of County Judge
C.S. Russ in Panama City.
First Sergeant Charles J. Mit-
chell of the 907th Quartermaster
Company acted as best man for
Pvt. West and First Sergeant Mabel
Pickett of the WAAC Detachment
stood up with the bride.
Married life for the Wests
started out Thursday with the
bride on KP duty and her husband
at his duties as cook in the
Quartermaster mess hall.
Though several members of the
Tyndall Field WAAC Detachment
are married it was the first
wedding for one of them since
they took up station here.



The long-awaited radio line
from Tyndall Field to Panama
City has been approved, and the
first regularly scheduled broad-
easts will begin Thursday of next
The line, sponsored by the
Special Services Office under
the direction of Capt. Owen 0.
Freeman, and arranged by Capt.
Burnette I. Noble, Post Signal
Officer and Virgil Evans, sta-
tion manager of WDIP, will allow
the regular weekly programs to
be broadcast, as well as special
events programs.


Enlisted men of the crew of
the famed "Memphis Belle" will
be the guests of honor at the
weekly Rec Hall dance Thursday
evening, Augus' F,.
The battl](-se,',rred Flying Fort-
ress is expec-,ed to arrive here
Thursday afternoon for a three-
day visit and tre Special Service
Office has arranged to stage the
dance in honor of the crew's
G.I.s. The Tyndallettes and the
field's G.I.s will be their
If present plans can be car-
ried out, the dance will be the
first activity ever broadcast
over WDIP, local radio station,
from Tyndall's Ree Hall.
For the convenience of the
Tyndallettes, the S.S. Office
has arranged to have the regu-
lar 7:30 P.M. bus leave from the
Panama City U.S.O., and the 10:30
P.M. bus for town leave from the
Rec Hall.
Dress is optional for the Tyn-
dallettes, but Class "A's" as
usual will prevail for the G.I.s.


8:00 P.M.--Golf tournament, Pan-
ama Country Club.
1:00 P.M.--Classical music hour,
Post Theater. All request pro-
gram featuring Paul Robeson.
2:00 P.M.--Post Baseball Team vs.
Camp Rucker, Post Athletic Field.
8:00 P.M.--Information Tease pro-
gram, Rec Hall. 446th vs. 350th.
8:00 P.M.--Weekly dance, USO.
12:30 P.M.--Weekly Special Serv-
ice non-com representative neet-
Ing, Post Library.
8:00 P.M.--Weekly G.I. dance at
Rec Hall. Crew of Memphis Belle
guests of honor.
8:00 P.M.--Weekly dance, USO.

July 31, 1943

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*]li i Allll li, te lld Ill ll I t rhissliit d :ls
limit l .ertvi'ce" '\ n I recor l' lls indi toI
II t i: 11 I i ) t I le e t ie n I ''ilt ie 'ilnt il and:
1h.l ir 1.;l pihv i.tilly Io'lininOd. l "'iTe lx who i r tlli .
l i'r elliit II iiiiiinium stand:iri l ul for iwhiution
i\ill ih rhnilillilld 11 ti;w c service' :lli
.Ill rof'er ln, l to "lim it,,1 ervire" will
lI dIlelrtd 'froll their sr-Nice rl'o rds.
T'll, Iinlit il : ;iIhsti lt lIIr s t'i "r illlietio' ill w ill lh
li- l;] r rlie.l. x'.\ t1,]ir thi;it : 1 11n : '11 is |i liy-
.i,;ill il i l l to ( perfoitii l Ilis i tres il
.i6 i, I h l irt oI, ill. duty if his 'ill-
i111 ii. lle' r 'il'ri Ihn re' ntlil hill.l
'ihlie .\rllly \I ill ril ti 'e tO nlr cellt c)ll-
irll,, l I uIIIIr1 l t'I ,fof enlisted inell \\'Lio d(t
II ineII \ .'l.i 'rel.tl I l lphy.lSir;l ~tilliflain l for
IDrn lN lniili ry uN 'ie. In ition t(h
]ihn i'il ri']e[liire' n'li'ts. ;n're t'] o;lle of sitcli
i en h ill lir [ iForcein t Ie ll their ig liay.
- il. in alligames, n ;I ir l. These
I'\ l']i' V- s-ign d inilil lly ion dixisinis. t'loi) ;lt still-
late tis 'summer accordlll ing c'tl-
,, I', Thl A nl'llly (l illl l "I' (r'ls. Ill tilhe
., lht h Illm'l. sl ell is thCe ldresllt
"linil l l ''w 'ie" ow niv 110 I l'refe 'rence ti
"liil stant(d will of (af.rried icl sn-of

Iwell, are being;ll lelons are being
,rd 'r ol 'xo''rcise close i]ermitllll supI)er-
1i-ini in 0,ni'' ;l tin; tihe soldier's )hlysic;l
, i] l lill.;eiri s. prior tr' ii ling, skills. in-
ftllicien.te min (l nillitlude to assu're that tilhe
-.,lir' lOt nl i:lil cape hilities nre util-
i;. el T il r fullest extent. W hel it is
,.idl ltr :hat ;in enlisted maU ,.aiinot lie
u iliz l in rll tie sern-i(e Ibec:mse of iiiphysie l
` i' m ti lt:]d (lef'erts. lIe 'ill lie diselhIarged.
I Ir,,aftler tra;i t' r t'f linited service
i n tled IersolIel lietwee ll 1in jor coin-
lli ldis. \'illl"Ilt tlhe coillcllrrell ce of the
.omimii nder111'. will lie nid.e onlly a.s diret-
ed bly tlh [eillortillenlt.

INDIA (CNS)--Every GI in the
Tenth Air Force here will get a
free two-week vacation complete
with games, dances and sleeping
late this summer according to
Lt. Col. Charles H. Caldwell,
assistant chief of staff.
The men, said Lt. Col. Cald-
well, are being taken tq the




As of today, we believe that S/Sgt. Frederick W. Gilmore's right to the title of the field's
"Ranking Staff Sergeant" should be uncontested. We base our belief on the fact that he is
responsible for the Target's printing of the above luscious-limbed lass. She is the former
Betty Jo Temple, who left Tyndall's Civilian Personnel Dept. in June to enter into wedlock
with a lieutenant whose name we never learned.
Gilmore, whose home is Lake Charles, La., is an AAF veteran of 22 years, most of which time
he has spent in the capacity of supply sergeant. His present duty is with Major T.B. Fowler's
S-4 Section as post supply sergeant.
Well known to most of us is the story of Gilmore's whirlwind attempt to persuade Betty Jo
not to succumb to the lureof a pair of bars, and consider the merits of staff sergeant stripes.
However, only M/Sgt. "Hardrock" Stone and T/Sgt. Conrad "I second the motion" Liles know how
near Gilmore came to being "the leading man."

foothills of the Himalaya Moun-
tains where the temperature is
about 70 degrees in the daytime
and about 45 at night in contrast
to the 115 degree weather at the
regular AAF bases. There the
soldiers may relax, play games,
go to dances or just loaf.


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A recent roll call of Tyndall's 907th Quartermaster Company
revealed that every man in the organization had contributed
towards the building of an aircraft carrier to be named "Shan-
gri-La" by purchasing various amounts of War Stamps.
Above is pictured Lt. Jack Goldsmith, QM C.O., receiving the
total contributions from acting Ist/Sgt. Charles Mitchell, as
the rest of the QM men look on with approval.



An addition to Tyndall Field's
newly created record and tran-
scription library was received
this week, the gift of the Key-
stone Broadcasting System, manu-
facturer of transcribed profess-
ional radio programs, who service
more than 200 American radio sta-
tions. The gift consisted of six
classical and popular discs, four
different tunes to each side--a
total of 48 musical selections,
chosen from their vast libraries.
Included in the library were
semi-classical selections by the
Bob Mitchell Boychoir, classical
orchestral selections by the
Elias Breeskin orchestra, organ
solos by Erwin Yeo, noted pipe
organist, and several other feat-
ured artists.
The library is to be used as
background music in the forth-
coming series of dramatic radio
programs, "The Tyndall Field
Radio Playhouse," and will be
used in the weekly Sunday con-
certs held at the Post Theater.
The gift came through the
courtesy of Mort Adams, of Key-
stone's New York office.
The boy friend says that women
and radios are just alike. Just'
try, said he, to get what you
want when you want it.

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in the Find is for him--and no
one else. It can't be attached
for debts. It can't be trans-
ferred to anyone else. It can't
even be confiscated if the sol-
dier gets a dishonorable dis-
charge. In case of death the
money goes to the estate of the
dead soldier as soon as a valid
claim is presented.
To sum it all up, here are
four good reasons for opening a
Soldiers' Deposit;
1. The deposits are convenient.
The soldier makes his deposit
through his company commander by
payroll deduction. He doesn't
have to worry about checks or
money orders.
2. The deposits are a profit-
able investment. They pay 4%
3. The money is available. The
soldier gets back every cent of
his investment plus interest
wnen ne is discharged. Deposits
may be withdrawn any time in case
of emergency with the approval of
the battalion or regimental com-
4. The money is safe. No cred-
itor may touch soldier deposits
and the money may not be assigned
to anyone else. -CNS.
l4iny a couple who thought they
were stuck on each other were
only plastered.


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In Stars and Stripes (Africa) /\
There's been a lot of thought lav-
ished oi the post-war period by/
thought-lavishers in the highest po- /

sitions, but no problem has received
as much attention as the one of how
the world is going to spend the first
day of the post-war period, the day
of surrender. There's been a lot of
.civilian speculation on this ques-
tion, but the Army so far has been
too busy to go into it.
It's going to start slowly. At
first the men're going to climb up
out of the fox-holes, brushing the
mud off a little and just looking
Around, ready to duck back fast, in
case it's all a gag. Then it's go-
ing to sink in suddenly and the
Army'll start for Paris, London and
Minsk, for Tripoli and Berlin, for
Kansas City and Calcutta, for Yoka-
hama and Seattle, for Archangel, Bel-
fast, Cologne, Peking and Brooklyn.
The beer will run out in the first
hour and a half and there will be
frantic calls to Milwaukee and Mu-
nich, but the vats there will have
been emptied in 20 minutes by the
nearest armored divisions.



Every woman on all the seven con-
tinents between the age of 10 and 90,
not under an armed guard, will be
kissed by an American before sunset.
By 6 o'clock in the evening there
will be no more whisky and the Army
will go seriously into its wine
period. By 6:30 the first argument
about who won the war will have be-
gun and 2500 Americans, Chinese,
British, Australians, Russians,
French, Greeks, Czechoslovaks,and
Cubans will be under treatment for
shock and contusions. -A

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Four full infantry divisions with
15 per cent extra strength for cas-
ualties, will be conceived between
the hours of 8 and midnight with the
West still to be heard from.
In a park in Munich, a young lance
corporal who was thought to be crazy
by his mates will get up on a soap
box and declare that the German Army
was never really beaten, it was be-
trayed from behind by a large number
of Eskimos who had insidiously wormed
their way into key positions in the
German government. The listeners
will applaud wildly.
By 11 o'clock the next morning all
Ithe aspirin will be gone.

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The MP's will have mysteriously
disappeared from the streets and
will be discovered three days later
huddling in air raid shelters.
Fifteen Americans led by a T-5
will drive up to Berchdesgaden in an
amphibious jeep, ropes in their
hands, only to find that 10,000,000
Germans had assembled there in an
orderly manner and cut A. Hitler in-
to 10,000,000 exactly equal parts.
Three thousand P-38 pilots will
solemnly swear at 7 o'clock never to
travel again by anything more rapid
than the Erie Railroad and never to
go up more than three stories in any
At dusk a party of soldiers will be
seen off the coast of Africa on a
raft made of oil barrels, sailing
strongly toward Hoboken.
Eleven hundred and fifteen soldiers
on the verge of marriage to native
girls, will decide they can hold out
for another couple of months, and
will say, "Let's not do anything
rash" in French, Arabic, Chinese and
Second lieutenants will suddenly
become very polite to privates from
their home towns whose fathers own
good businesses there.
An unspecified number of top ser-
geants will tear off their stripes
so that they can join in the singing
at the bars without fear of death.
At the Signal Corps 0.C.S., at
Monmouth, N.J., the class that was
to have been graduated the following
Thursday will be confined to barracks
for having cheered once in a manner
not befitting officers and gentlemen,
when they heard the news that the ar
was over.
Three Arabs will wash in celebra-
tion and their wives will not re-
Scognize them and one of them will be
I bitten by his own dog.


Squadron A

The instructors, after sneaking in
a little practice on the side, have met
their first exam and phdse check. All
reports seem to show that the boys
held up their end and the morale has
risen greatly.
Pfc. Drake takes the honors for
the remark of the week. Pfc. Drake,
seeir,g the Pool squadron's new guid-
on with its large "P" at the retreat,
was heard to remark, "Gosh, I never
knew there were so many prisoners
on the field!"
The students are sharpening up
their schooling eye in preparation to
uphold the honor of old Tyndall
"Tech" in the coming meet at King-
man Field. Arizona. Squadron A
should be able to put a team in there
that will go places. Well, all of us
that have to stay behind will be root-
ing for the home team.
We welcome Lt. Frank M. Lugo to
Squadron D. Lt. Lugo is replacing
Lt. James Harrison, who will be con-
nected with the Pool squadron's ad-
ministration. Good luck to both of
We saw the initiating of semi-
weekly retreat this week and it has
come to be a well organized forma-
tion and one of the finest on the
field. Although the student parade
ground is really hot, the beauty of
the formation and its meaning makes
hp for the "hot tootsies."

Squadron C
Composed of 175 radar operators
from Boca Raton Field and over 100
graduates of armorer's school at
Lowry Field, class 43-34 of squadron
C has reached the half-way mark ...
There is a rumor that one of us
has had five minutes to himself in
the past three weeks: it is strictly
a rumor The squadron guidon is
practically permanent party in front
of the barracks of flight four which
has won the Saturday inspection two
weeks in a row. Gordon Whitney-
and Ed. Smith did the front terrace
landscaping Because of a side
bet with flight four's officer, Lt.
Ralph- Putnam of flight two owes
everyone in the winning flight a,
"coke." We hope he pays off be-
fore he leaves for Nashville, Tenn.,
to be assigned to flying duty.
What's this about our celebrated'
piano player's girl trouble Seems
like Mario Morelli of that red-hot
metropolis-Bloomfield, N. J.-can't
manage his love life as easily as he
can the old "88." With his fas-
cinating grin, smiling Ed. Mawhin-
ney will brighten un our class picture
tomorrow Bob Eoughton doesn't
care 'what colo, a girl's hair is as
long as it's blond Last on any-
body's hit parade: "I'ye Been Work-
ing on the Railroad."
Govern better not get those letters
to Bettie in Boston and Mary in
Manhattan mixed up Bud Dill is
going to petition for a couple of lat-
rine desks so those after-lights-.itt
eoistles will be easier to dash off .
Bill Atchley doesn't know whether to
send those love letters to Missouri
or New Mexico Andy Dolan is
getting lots of keep-your-chin-up-
you're-not-the-only-one letters from
those Je:sey janes Cpl. Kergan
is a faithful guy, always manages
that daily letter home.
Cpls. Richards, McDonald and
Mezzares are a great flight three-
some: none of them could hit the

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side of a barn if he were Inside of it.
work detail looked very impressive
... All those volunteers on Sunday
S. .Obie O'Brien sets a good exam-
ple on Sunday, always first to church
. Music addict Johnnie Quaranta
is in the same boat as his colleague'
Morelli; guess experience is the best
-and only-teacher Ah youth!
Wonder where I. McDonald spends
all his free time? (????) Seems
like he gets lost and is very myster-
ious about his study of the nomen-
clature of some local or, ah .
draft board Cpl. Knott, the blond
from the foreign land of L. A., made
91% in the M. G. exam They
sure learn English fast these days
. CD. Pica playing the lone wolf
-and howling-at the PX.
Bill Kleindeinst has a good, slight-
ly used engagement ring for sale
cheap .It's a case of the Navy
taking over and not cooperating with
the Army The radar boys from
Boca Raton have found a home at
Tyndall; take it easy, men, things
go along for weeks at a time like'
that-and suddenly get worse! .
Robert Dolitsky, of flight two, who
blows it out on his bugle when the
whistle sounds for all formations,
imitated Harry James so much that
he kr-.Js him well enough to call
him I. rry Jim.
SHOW LINES: "Half a meal is
better than none." .. I hope my

folks can send me some food when
I write home." "Is that mess
sergeant kidding?" "The only
way to work it is grab a clean tray
and go through for seconds." .
"I don't give a damn about sec-
onds, all I want is firsts." "I
hear the chaplain's getting so many
phone calls about chow that he's go-
ing to apply for Cook's and Baker's
school." "I thought civilians were
giving up food for soldiers." "We
can always buy plenty of hard candy
and life savers up the PX." .
"When they count the number of
men for field rations they must di-
vide by two." ."I'm going on sick
call for.malnutrition." "Just be-
cause we're going to fly they don't
have to feed us like birds."
T. S. CARD: Panama City wouldn't
be bad if they didn't stick a buck
cover charge on the drug store soda
fountains Saturday night We
might as well face it, men. The
best -thing to take for a hangover
is the juice of two quarts of whis-
key You don't need much influ-
ence to get a sundae at the PX on
the fifteen minute break in the af-
ternoon ;all you need is strong el-
bows, a loud voice and persistence
. There is talk of using two en-
velopes to mail letters now, one to
put your name, squadron, flight, sec-
tion, class, serial number, field, state

All good things are worth repeat-
ing-so we repeat. We won the Sat-
urday morning inspection again with
a "96." All Squadrons take note!
How about some competition?
Cigars were in order 'Friday so out
they came as our C. O., First Lt. B.
A. Steen, exchanged his gold bars for
silver ones. Congratulations, Lieut.
Sgt. J. Bentz has been replaced by
Sgt. Choquette as the Squadron
"Beau Brummell." That G. I. shirt
with the tab collar and neat pleats
"dood" it.
Why does our mail orderly, James
"Irish" Dolan, report for work every
morning with a BIG smile on his
face? Can it be because his wife is
down from New York?
Pvt. R. C. Torian is back from
ASTP. They didn't have what "Char-
lie" wanted or vice versa. We hope
he is here to stay as he is a very
popular fellow in the Squadron. (He
types all the passes.)
Cpl. "Boogie Woogie" Ammaddid
displayed his talents last Friday and
Monday night. Friday it was for the
boys in the hospital and Monday for
the musical variety show. Nick can
really beat a piano but don't take
Our word .for it; ask someone who
has heard him play.
Sgt. Don "Baldy" Wedge has re-
turned from his furlough with matri-
monial intentions after spending 15
days with his one and only Jeannie.
The tables are reversed and new
the instructors are sweating it out
instead of the students. Namely the
test taken last Monday night.
See Pvt. Garden in Barracks 420
for your cigars. It's an eight pound
four ounce future gunner.
A motion has been made to get
lawn chairs for the squadron show
hounds. Do I hear a second?
and the word "free" on, the other to
have room for the name of the per-'
son you're writing to Leather-
lunged Angelo Terresi and Alberto
Russo lead the endless stanzas of
"The Deacon Went Down" for flight
four, including the verses that aren't
in any hymn book Art Sabu, th6
life of the party in flight two, is
bucking for permanent pariy song
leader down Skunk Hollow.
Tard Belcher is all burned up
about his one-and-only's reaction to
that cadet deal Art Richards
still gets those wonderful letters
from Phyllis in Delray Beach Ed
"Little Eagle" Lewis, who was born
with a rifle instead of a silver spoon
in his hand, is burning up the range
S. Streckus McKelvey likes the
eunhemistically-name "conditioning
circle" to well that he does it on Sun-
If any of you C-Men have stuff
for this thing just tear off the top
of your foot locker and. mail it to
me with your news on it. (Enclose
ten cents in stamps or coin to cover
the cost of two cokes.) See you
next Saturday down in front of the
bowling alley. After I sell out my
load of Liberty Magazines we can
go to the wreck hall or to the movies
and see the double feature.

GI: 'How mar./ magazines does -it
take to get a wife?'
Gob: 'One Look, three Liberties
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NO. 38 Washington 25, D.C., 12 July 1943
II. Award of Medal of Honor.--By direction of the President,
Sder the provisions of the act of Congress approved 9 July
J.18 (Bull. 43, WD, 1918), a Medal of Honor was awarded by the
War Department in the name of Congress to the following-named
enlisted man:
Sergeant Maynard H. Smith (Army serial No. 36523097), Air
Corps, United States Army. For conspicuous gallantry and in-
trepidity in action above and beyond the call of duty. The
aircraft of which Sergeant Smith was a gunner was subjected to
intense enemy antiaircraft fire and determined fighter airplane
attacks while returning from a mission over enemy occupied
continental Europe on 1 May 1943. The airplane was hit several
times by antiaircraft fire and cannon shells of the fighter
airplanes, two of the crew were seriously wounded, the air-
craft's oxygen system shot out, and several vital control
cables severed when intense fires were ignited simultaneously
in the radio compartment and waist sections. The situation be-
-ne so acute that three of the crew bailed out into the com-
. rative saety of the sea. Sergeant Smith, then on his first
combat mission, elected to fight the fire by himself, admin-
istered first-aid to the wounded tail gunner, manned the waist
guns, and fought the intense flames alternately. The escaping
oxygen fanned the fire to such intense heat that the ammunition
in the radio compartment began to explode, the radio, gun mount,
and camera were melted, and the compartment completely gutted.
Sergeant Smith threw the exploding ammunition overboard, fought
the fire until all the firefighting aids were exhausted, manned
the workable guns until the enemy fighters were driven away,.
further administered first-aid to his wounded comrade, and
then by wrapping himself in protecting cloth, completely ex-
tinguished the fire by hand. This soldier's gallantry in
action, undaunted bravery, and loyalty to his aircraft and
fellow crew members, without regard for his own personal safety,
i.s an inspiration to the armed forces of the United States.
Residence at enlistment: Caro, Michigan.

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playing at the Post

is the star of the film "Hers To Hold,"
Theater Wednesday and Thursday of next

Squadron D
Well, we're all in the 39th F.G.T.G.
but where the 39th is only heaven
knows and don't ask the orderly
room because by the time they get
through explaining you will think it
is a secret organization or something .
But we are just about in squadron D
but permanently and somehow we'll
miss going up to the 40th and the
old 39th for the numerous lectures,
gas drills, and the long payrolls. We
are going to like this deal and are
sure it will work out all to our bene-
fit. Another step to making the
permanent party's job more compact
and under one organization, directly
under the Dept. of Training.
We sent a team of graduate gun-
ners to Ft. Myers to compete against
their team and even tho' they didn't
bring home the bacon there was a
bit of consolation in knowing that it
was decidedly close and not over un-
til the final match was recorded.
S/Sgt. Rothenburg won the skeet
match with 83 broken birds out of
100, and the team total for the Mov-
ing Base Skeet Shoot was taken by
Tyndall Class 43-29. The four boys
gave a good account of themselves.
and we are proud of S/Sgt. Rothen-
burg, Sgts. Dunn, Lembre, Mortimer,
even tho' they didn't win the meet.
Over the week end we might have
lost the match at Ft. Myers but we
gained two new first lieutenants..
Yes sirree we now have sweated the
C. 0. and Adjutant, First Lts. Cleary
and Sayre respectively to that little
silver bar: We've been expecting it
and knew it would only be a matter
of time and sweating but it came
through while Lt. Cleary was at Ft..
Myers sheepherding our shoot team
and Lt. Sayre was on leave. Very
pleasant surprise and a welcomed one
to, return to and we wish for them
both continued success and advance-
ment up the ladder of bars.
Somehow with our living in one
barracks, down in 437, we feel a bit
marooned from the orderly room and
the whistles. We are proving that
old adage of "live alone and like it,"
and are doing well even though we
didn't do so well in inspection last
Saturday. Having three quarters of
our class living at the Cadet Detch-
ment and just us disjoined up at 437
should make the job easier for the
boys in the Orderly Room but the
poor C. Q. has to get on his bicycle

Squadron F
Here it is, the Air-to-Air Firing
Week for students of Squadron F.
Some of the men have never been in
the air before, but don't let that get
you down, fellas: keep up the good
work that you have been doing for
the last few weeks. All of you de-
serve to win' the coveted wings, and
we are all hoping that our students
all obtain that goal.
Our instructors showed that they
can do other things besides teach
gunnery. They took on the instruc-
tors of squadron E the other night;
alas, we hate to mention the score-
it was a run-a-way for the instruc-
tors from squadron F. They are ready
to take on any other squadnrns that
feel that they can give them some
Gunner of the Week was Pvt. John
G. Fish, who showed that he has the
qualifications to be one of the top-
notchers to be chosen for this honor.
Our mail man, Pfc. Johnson, sure
likes to hear the words, "when is
mail call." There is no sleep for the
weary, Brother Johnson!
At last we are all assigned to our
squadron F, but how about the laun,
dry situation, Sergeant? We all
wonder where we can borrow a
clothes line to hang out our clothes,
as it looks like there will be plenty
of washing to be done this coming
have you an extra clothes line?
Part of our students are doing
their firing at Apalachicola this
week. We all hope that they all
have a good firing score while there.
We are all glad to see that Lt.
Comber, one of our Flight Instruc-
tors, is back on the job again after
being in the hospital for a few days.
Congratulations are extended to you
on your recent promotion, and we
sure enjoyed the cigars.
New additions to our sauarlron a-e
now the instructors who are with the
Free French. They are doing a
swell job of showing the French how
to be gunners. We wonder if the'
get any free time, that they would
teach Cpl. Bater a few words of

and somehow for the last few mo-A
ings it seems as though the bike
must have had a flat because we've
been self-sufficient tq get up our-
selves. But as Sgt. Murphy would
say, "We're all 'broom-mates, we
sweep together'." "Dust us too."



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Above: Pfc. Harry Miller of
the QM bowling quintet whose
1231 pins in 6 games was tops
in the recent Special Service
bowling competition. Miller
also took first place in the
high-three-game division.
Below: Pfc. Gus Bianco,
G.I. manager of the Tyndall
alleys, whose 231 score in his
5th game was the highest single
game rolled in the tourney.



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Never dropping below 191 in his
six tournament games, Pfc. Harry
Miller of Quartermaster won top
honors in the most important
event of the Tyndall "Open"
tourney last Thursday night.
Miller, "mechanical man' of
the high-powered QM quintet,
hails from Shoemakersville, Pa.
His six-game total was 1231 for
an average of 205. He also took
first place in the three-game
bracket with a total of 629 for
for 'a 210 average.
Pfc. Gus Bianco, G.I. manager
of the Tyndall bowling alleys
and mainstay of the 69th kegling
team, rolled the highest game of
the tourney with 231 pins in his
fifth try.
Runners-up to Miller in the
high-average department were Cpl.
John Hnylka, QM; Cpl. Max Sen-
kinc, Medics; Sgt. Frank Auri-
gemma, Ordnance; and Pfc. Joseph
Kolezar, Ordnance.
All of the above named men were
recipients of prizes furnished by
the Special Service Office, under
whose auspices the tournament was

Finishing ahead of the fignt-
ing Gunnermaker keglers by 5 full
games, the Quartermaster quintet
clinched the first half crown in
the Tyndall G.I. bowling league
last Monday evening.
Tied for third place were the
69th and Ordnance pin men, with
records of 21-12. While the
69th has been in the first divi-

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First Sergeant Sam Ridulph (left) of Ordnance congratulates
Sgt. Joe Cappiello, whose hurling brought the Ordnance men th
Tyndall softball crown.
Cappiello captained the Ordmen in their double win over the
Medic softballers in the playoffs. Ridulph also played a vital
part in the 5-2 finale with a home run. Incidentally, Sgt.
Ridulph left Tyndall last week for aviation cadet training.
sion most of the time, the -
struggle to the upper strata has ',
been a long and hard one for the
Ordnance men and their climb to
a third place tie is more than a
moral victory.
How they finished up: W L -'=1 7

QUARTEASTER ............ 28 5
GUNNEI AKERS............. 23 10
69TH .................... 21 12
ORIIANCE................ 21 12
ZEBRAS ................. 20 13
MEDICS................... 20 13
LLOUD BlGPPERI ........... 18 15
BLUEBIRDS ............... 18 15
IEDBIRDS 2........ ...... 12 21
Paced by Lt. Jack Goldsmith,
the QM keglers toppled the BOQ
508 pin men fror the undefeated
ranks in the officers' bowling
loop last Friday night. By win-
ning two of its three games with
the 508 team, the (Q quintet drew
up to the .500 mark with a 6-6
Meanwhile, the MDQ bowlers won.
3 by forfeit from the 509 aggre-
gation to climb into a first
place tie with the 508 men.
The PX quintet climbed into a
tie for second place by virtue
of their triple win over the Ord-
nance men.
(inrough Thursday, July 29)

NEW YORK........
DETROIT ..........
ST. LOUIS........
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Saturday, Double Feature, TWO
Michele Morgan-Alan Curtis, Wil-
liam Tracy-Joe Sawyer-Marjorie
IN?, Ann Miller-John Hubbard-Ed-
die (Rochester) Anderson.
Wed.,Thur., HERS TO HOLD, Deanna
Durbin, Joseph Cotton.
Conway, Jean Brooks.
Saturday, Double Feature, GET GO-
Grace McDonald-Robert Paige,
Claire Trevor-Edgar Buchanan.
Sun., Mon., WHITE SAVAGE, Maria
Monter, John Hall, Sabu.
ER, George Raft, Sidney Green-
Errol Flynn, Ann Sheridan.
Charles Starrett
CHUNGKING, Robert Preston-Ellen
Lynne Roberts, George Holmee.
Wednesday, ICELAND, Sonja Henie-
John Payne.
Thurs., Fri., DAYS OF OLD CHEY-
ENNE, Donald 'Red' Barry.

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Fate isn't doing right by
Mel Ott, the hard trying manager.
of the New York Giants. His
lineup has such sluggers as Errie
Maynard, yet the club is resting
,n the bottom rurg of the Natior-
al League ladder. We can remem-
ber when Lombardi and Medwick to-
gether could strike terror irto
hearts of opposing pitchers. He}
certainly deserves a better fate
than being at the helm of a last

Remember Ben Hogan, golf's
leading money collector in 1941
and 1942? Well, he's now shoot-
ing for a new prize, the gold
)ars of a second lieutenant in
the Army Air Forces. Hogan, a
sergeant who has been stationed
at the Fort Worth Army Air Field
in Texas, left last week for
iami to enter OCS.

Seems as if talk was ripe at
the start of the baseball season
among the experts and moguls how
they would have to close down due
to poor attendance. Now it has
been announced the crowds, up to
the present time, have only been
five per cent below the previous
mark. These baseball men don't
know how lucky they are.

Have you ever seen Monk Maz-
nicki, former Boston College and
Chicago Bears star, thread his
way through a broken field? Well,
until youdo, fellows, you haven't
seen anything. It was announced
earlier this week that Maznicki
ill don his moleskins for the
College All Stars on August 25,
to play ainst the Washington
Redskins at Northwestern's Dyche
Stadium. Maznicki is eligible
for the game because he is now
enlisted in the Navy's V-5 pro-
gram. He'll give the 'Skins'
plenty of trouble.

Here's a little incident worth
relating. The Phillies, sensa-
tions of the National League at
the start of the season, acquired
Howard Anson Bruce, Union College



track cac-h, as a trainer. In a
rece-t gane. Schoolboy Rowe was
sert u: to pinch hit with the
bases loaded, and smacked a four
bagger. Everyone went wild on
the bench except Bruce. HE WAS
SOiND ASLE=P. What odds will you
give us that he doesn't land with
Brooklyn before the end of the

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The Boston Braves received an-
other tough break last week when
Johnny McCarthy, hard hitting and
clever fielding first sacker,
smashed his ankle while sliding
home against the Chicago Cubs.
McCarthy was the spark-plug of
the boys from Beantown, and his
loss will seriously hamper the
Stengelmen in their battle for a
first division berth.

Even his severest critics now
admit that Gunder Haegg, swift
Swede, is a crack nmiler, and just
about the best that ever laced on
a shoe. He proved this last Sat-
urday night at Harvard Stadium in
good old Massachusetts when he
shattered the nation's mile mark
by covering the distance in
4:05.3. His time shaved 14 sec-
onds off the nine-year-old United
States mark made by lenn Cunning-


daylight air raid is to lie flat on the
ground or in a: ditch. shell hole or
shadow and not move.


IF DIOTAILEI) ON lookout duty be
sure to watch in every direction, es-
pecially that from which attacks are to
he expected.


Florida Titleholder and
Former Alabama King
Are Entered

The greatest golfing competi-
tion ever staged in this vicinity
will take place tomorrow at the
Panama Country Club in Lynn
Haven. Open to all service men
and civilians, the "play in
flight" tournament will get under
way at 9 A.M. G.I. transporta-
tion to the Country Club for Tyn-
dall men will leave the Personnel
building at 8 A.M.
Bob Ford, local golf pro,
stressed the fact that all golf
enthusiasts, regardless of their
ability, will be matched with
players of equal caliber.
Entrance fee for the tourney
is $2, which includes luncheon
served at the clubhouse. Clubs
will be available at the course.
All proceeds will go directly to
the U.S.O. fund.
An unusually large field is ex-
pected. The championship flight
will probably include such shot-
makers as Major Jimmy Hohnston,
former National Amateur Champion;
Lt. Wilford Galbraith, U.S.C.G.,
Alabama Open Champion; Pvt. Louis
Booward, Florida Amateur Champ-
ion; Cpl. Si Moye, winner of the
recent Tyndall Field Open; and a
host of former professionals now
residing in this vicinity.
There will be prizes for all
winners, runners-up and consola-
tions in each flight.
Spectators are invited to watch
the play.

After three weeks of practice
competition, Tyndall's inter-
squadron baseball tournament is
scheduled to begin next Monday
Also due to begin soon is the
second half of squadron softball
Remember the girl who climbed
the ladder of success wrong by



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Pictured above is Sgt. Ray
Tarr of the Medics. Aside
from his ability to deliver as
a pinch hitter, Tarr is best
known as one of the Tornadoes'
leading hustlers.
An outfielder originally,
Ray has seen action in the
Tornado outfield, infield and
on the mound, and will no
doubt be seen behind the plate
before the season is over.
Like most Medics, Pennsyl-
vania is Tarr's native state.
His home town is Export, Pa.
Tyndall's Tornadoes will re-
turn to action today, following
a two week lay-off, against the
undefeated Camp Rucker Infantry
The Tornadoes will meet the
Rucker team in single games to-
day and tomorrow. This after-
noon's contest will begin at 4
P.M., while tomorrow's fray is
scheduled for 2 P.M.
Lefty Southard and "Joe" Flan-
agan are slated to be the Tyn-
dall mound starters, according
to an announcement made yester-
day by acting coach "Buz" Busby.

It's a smart girl who knows
what she's talking about and
'no's' what he's thinking about.

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Sentry dogs will be assisting some
of our guards in the near future.
They've proved valuable at other
posts and should also be of great
help here. Their keen sense of
smell and hearing will make them
especially useful at night. T 5 Ray-
mond J. Turner will return in a few
days from Fort Robinson. Nebr.,
where he's received instructions in
the training and handling, of sentry
dogs. Pvt. Edward D.'Ace left last
week for Fort Royal, Va., to follow
a similar course. These men. in turn,
will train some of the squadron per-
sonnel in the handling of dogs. Post
Engineers are now building the ken-
nels behind barracks 308 and 309.
The dogs are not to become friendly
to anyone, and vice versa, so the
chances are they won't enjoy the
privileges of our day room.
First Lieuienant Valentine Day,
now Captain' Thanks for the cigars,
Captain. The Orderly Room gang
nearly raised the ceiling with a re-
sounding ATTEN-HUT! when Capt.
lay ente:'ed the Orderly Room. Capt.
)ay was too surprised to remember
o say "at ease." Nevertheless,
wxe'ie happy to see double bars on
Capt. Day's collar.
Capt. Pieston returned this week
from Ft. Custer after completing a
six week's course at the "Provost
Marshal General School. Capt. Pres-
ton enjoyed the course which, inci-
dentally. was rugged. By way of
coming back to Tyndall Field, Capt.
Preston sent an eight day leave at
his home in Baltimore. He's picked
up many new ideas at the school and
no doubt will put the necessary ones
to use in this squadron. Welcome
back. Captain!
Cpl. Charles A. Calloway left last
week for Army Specialized Training.
He will probably follow a course in
Military Government. Calloway is
one of the old non-coms in the
squadron and men expect him to do
well at ASTP. Pvt. Anthony M.
Picciano and Pvt. George F. Grandy
are the newest bridegrooms in the
squadron married last week. Con-
r'atulations, and where are the ci-
gars? T Sgt. Harold D. Price was
lost to the 69th in the shuffle last
week. Cpl. William M. Clements is
a iemiber of the 3-1-.th School Squad-
'on now. Good luck in your new

Brown Bombers

\W extend our somewhat belated
rongratulations to our squadron ad-
iltant on his having acquired his
Slider It's First Lieut. O'Donnell
nx'w I H is doing everything possible
to keep the boys hanpy as hereto-
;'. and the boys displayed their
':.;e:rness to ('one'ate to the fullest.
(ur hest w;shes this week go to
!''t. W. (Gr:i\'. who recently acquired
;I wife. If th's trend towards matri-
Ionyv continues much longer the
harhelors in the squadron will soon
lormn a "Self Preservation Club."
A now detail was seen marching
n a formation directed toward
"that" show at the U. S. O. Club.
Sgt. Thoninson served as platoon
I;leadr with SQt. Tobias as right
guide Their eyes had a strained
,loo when lhey returned a counle
of hours later. Next time, boys 0 .et
In the front rox\,
Who was th:t v.''ell-know'n cigar-
t e' sil,.si.~i1n at the I'. S 0. club?
\V wonder if lhe disposed of all those
!i relttes.
StI. Iawson. "Litte I)Dawvson," has
h',n seating out the anlival of his
"poll*.. Iii('h to the dlis(om. fort of
h.irr,, s T 117. I)Der iMrs. Tobies
I,'a ',.. .1,1-. qu(i'lily Tobhh is keep-
iig9 IIS x\\x ]<':


Fifteen wives of Tyndall Field officers last Sunday were
cJass in which they have been receiving Red Cross training
of the class are shown above in their uniforms.

Cellar- Fliers

Sgt. Mason is becoming- quite an.
individual now; he takes his P- "T at
10:30 p. m.
Urbanic, Tvieto and Vik may be
the quiet boys around the barracks,
but when it comes to ror:ancing you
should have seen them at the* Beach
Sunday. From all accounts they
were doing all right with four gals
(and a car).
Congratulations to First Lieuten-
ant Baker, our adjutant, on his re-
cent promotion. The cigars were
Lot of the guys have been com-
plaining of the beer shortage at the
Rec Hall. Maybe if it could be ar-
ranged to keep Matalik, Mazur, Tus-
can and Kulikowski away', there
would be enough for everybody.
The 25th sends best wishes to Cpl.
Mihal, who is confined due to illness.
We hope you're on the job again
Durham says he has not had a
drink in three weeks. tHis money
didn't last long last payday).
Stevens must have really liked her
at the dance Tuesday night. In fact,
he stayed very close to her all the
time. He has decided henceforth to
"loo' -'em over" a little more Close-
ly befc-e diving in.
Crew B is really on the ball. The
C. 0. didn't find them sitting down
on the policing job but twice Mon-
du:, morning.
Charley Shmith gets out of P. T. by
telling the instructor he is too old
to stand it. The instructor ought to
try to keep uD with him Saturday
night after he gets paid off.
Cox had the nerve to try to make
the boys believe that strange squnw
he was with was a "friend of his
wife." Now you tell one.
Sgt. Hill was out Sunday with a
really good looking girl. He said it
was a blind date. It undoubtedly
was, too, or you never would have
got her, Sarge!
Sgt. Seagle never has "dates," but
he seems to always have an appoint-
ment" downtown. Business, no
doubt. Are you kidding?)
Yardbird of the outfit: Pvt. I am-
We tried all week to pin, onme-
thing on Lt. Dautrich. Kee. o,:; the
ball or we'll get you yet.

When a soldier visited a res-
taurant in Los Angeles lately
he asked the waitress: 'lhat's
wrong with these eggs?' She re-
plied: 'I don't know; I only
laid the table.'


Have you ever awakened to the
tune of buzz-saws? There are ti.o
never failing ones in number one
barracks each night. It is impos-
sible to find letters in the alphabet
to give, in writing, the sound that
comes with inhalation-but the ex-
halation goes ssszzzzssss!
Our commanding Officer sings the
Army Air Corps song en Francais.
Like an ordinary Army yardbird, a.
WAAC Corporal, after hearing the
Me'em made comment: "Good ac-
cent Lieutenant." (Not non-respect-
fully Lt. Yates-your voice did well,
The two radio girls who stood by
the ship (air) as it pulled in-then
,questioned in their minds, the duties
of one tall, handsome civilian who
climbed dt i'while they waited to
climb in almost collapsed when they
learned, hours later, that the civilian
was Phillip Dorn.
Dorn caused flutters in the car-
diac region of the feminine physique
the p. m. he visited with us. But we
,wonder what caused the gentleman
who escorted the celebrity to our day
room to say good morning along
with his salute i response to a snap-
py one given him by one of us?
So we're soon to be known legally,
as the Women's Army Corps-in the
meanti ik,' however, we are swamp-
ed with-(No, not why did you join
the W.'AAC?--but "Are you. going 'to
re-enlist?") .
Greeting's and ~aiutations to vTa-
ine, who hs- been in the hospitals a
week. Your churts haven't forgotten
you and miss'you loads. Nasty duty
hours conflict with hospital visiting
hours-and WHAT ARE YOU DO-
The Robert Taylor reached by
calling 2167 was amazed to hear our
C. Q. say she was Marlene Deitrich.

Rugged ? 69th

Some ofl the boys in the Squad-
ron are wondering why the ques-
tion marlk in our unofficial.
title, 'The Rugged (?) 69th.'
They seem to think that an ex-
clailiatio'ipoint would be con-,
siderably mofe appropriate. Ser-
iously, tOrilgh, it might be well
to say here in view of the re-
cent influx of new personnel,
that the character and spirit of.
the 69.th is determined by the
attitudes of its individual mem-
bers. To our new members we want
to extend a welcome, and to ask
your help in maintaining a spirit
of cooperation and goodwill
throughout the organization. Cmn
sider your loyalty to the squad-

"graduated" from the nurses' aide
in the care of the sick. Members

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net. It was probably the first
time in years some of them hae
"skinned the cat" on a cross t
and they had trouble lifting ba,
windows and two chins to- the bar
level. It was a different type
"bar" than some of them were used
to and the pipe was more than
ankle high. And they found the
sit-up more difficult than tne.
ones they had performed "with a
sick friend."
The following standards for men
in various groups are expected to
be set for Tyndall Field men:
18 to 25 years of age: Sit-
ups, 65; pull-ups, 12; 300 yard
run, 45 seconds.
25 to 30 years of age: 50 sit-
-ups, 10 pull-ups, 300 yard run,
50 seconds.
30 to 35 years of age: 40 sit-
ups, eight pull-ups, 300 yard run,
55 seconds.
35 to 40 years of age: 30 sit-
ups, six pull-ups, 300 yard run,
65 seconds.
40 to 45 years of age: 20 sit-
ups, four pull-ups, 300 yard run.
70 seconds.
45 years of age and over:
sit-ups, three pull-ups, 300 yara
run at their desired pace.
ron of equal importance with
your loyalty to your job. Wher-
ever these conflict, an equit-
able adjustment is always pos-
sible. Such an attitude on the
part of the individual members
of the organization will enable
the squadron to prove itself of
service in helping you with your
problems and the requirements
arising out of your desires to
advance and fit yourself for
greater service. Don't buck
your outfit and you will find it
a helpful agency for your bene-
Our curiosity is greatly whet-
ted by the secretive manner in
which Bob Donlin slips off every
night to make a call on Beach
He 'done' it again, folk
That horse tr.adin' T/Sgt. w,
runs there payroll section as a
sideline, returned from aGeorgia
pass with a slick cabrolet in
blue; a considerable improvement
over the museum piece he started
out with a few months ago.
We wish that Pvt. ADAMO would
stop bullying Cpl."MILLER the way
he does. Sgt. STONE is still
looking for a M/Sgt. CHERRY who
took over Hard Rock's room unin-
vited. It turned out that this
M/Sgt. was the product of a fer-
tile imagination, but his very
real bunk and bunk tag caused
Hard Rock to cloud, up and storm
all over the place, much to tn-
gratification of those who plan-
ned the little joke.



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July 31, 1943 THE TYNDALL TARGET Page 11




1. If someone gave you a per-
cheron, would you put it in a
cage, hitch it to a plow or
perch it on a whatnot?

2. Do WAVES receive the same
pay as the men of corresponding
rank in the Navy?

3. My friend from Brooklyn is
always telling me about Foist
Avenue. Of course what he's
trying to say is "First." But
is there such a word in the
dictionary as "foist?"

4. How many floating ribs do
you have?

5. Which usually get their
teeth first--boys or girls?

6. Does shivering help you
get warmer?

7. Which of these fruits has
the largest percentage of sugar
it--the apple, the banana,
che watermelon?

8. If you knocked two fine
watches off a table on to the
floor, a large pocket watch and
and a small lady's wrist watch,
which would be more apt to get

broken--the large one or the
small one?

9. What's the difference be-
tween a hurdy gurdy and a hurly

10. Is the oldest subway system
in the United States located in
New York?


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Gunners of the Week


Squadron A
Born in BrooKlyn, N.Y., but
calls Naberth, Pa., home...Grad-
uated from Tome prep School,
Maryland, in 1938; went to work
in Maintenance Department of
Pennsylvania Railroad. At Tome
Prep, he played basketball and
baseball...was named captain of
the quintet.
Entered army July 7, 1942.
Originally in the infantry, he
was transferred and sent to AAF
armament school. From there he
was sent to Tyndall for gunnery

Squadron D

Came here from Lowry Field,
Colo...born in' Newark, N.J...En-
listed 1937 with the 33rd Infan-
try...Served'in Canal Zone and
most Central American Republics,
constructing air fields and
blazing trails for new airdromes.

Returned to civilian life in
March, 1940, and went to work

for Dupont Inc. at Kearney, N.J.

Reenlisted Dec. 27, 1940, and
was assigned to Keesler Field.

/ --I

Squadron 8
Kona, Kentucky, is the locale
of Squadron B's "Gunner of the

Week." Following his graduation

from the Kona High School he
helped his parents on their farm

and then became a furniture sal-

He entered the army November
13, 1940, and is a graduate of

Chanute's Mechanic's School and

the Camouflage School at Mitchell
Field, N.Y.

Squadron E

Arrived here from the 3rd Ser-

vice Squadron at the Leesburg
Army Air Base, Fla., where he

was an air mechanic. He also

has received training as an army
aircraft sheetmetal worker...Is
a native of Norfolk, Va.,
In civilian life he worked in

his parents'bakery..,Is 20 years
old and has 2 years of army ser-
vice to his record.



Squadron C
A graduate of the AAF's Ad-
vanced Radio Operator's and Me-
chanic's Schools, he entered the
army as an aviation cadet on May
8, 1942...Was attending Boston's
Northeastern University at the
A native of Tauton, Mass.,
where his parents reside at i
Edwards Ave., the corporal had
hopes of winning pilot's wings.
However, preliminary classifica-
tion tests nullified him for
pilot training. He is 20 years

Squadron F

Squadron F's gunner of the week
has had six months of service in

the Army...Comes from Lancaster,
Pa...Was an aviation cadet pre-
vious to his arrival here for

the gunnery course.
Until entering the AAF, he

worked as an engine repairman at

the Middletown, pa., Air Depot.

He is 19 years old.




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