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.
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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I Tyndall" .- TarAet
Copy Prepared Under Supervision
of Public Relations Officer.
Col. Leland S. Stranathan
Special Service Officer:
Capt. Owen O. Freeman
Public Relations Officer:
Lt. Willian B. Pratt
Photo and Reproduction Officer:
Capt. J.A. Dickerman
Editorial Staff:
S/Sgt. Arnold Milgaten, Sgt.
Saul Samiof, Sgt. Neil Pooser,
Cpl. Harry Bardi.
Column sts:
S/Sgt. Ste've Libby, Pfc. E.T.
Art Work:
S/Sgt. Frank Horn, Sgt. Marshall
Goodman, S/Sgt. Fred Slade.

Photography and Reproduction:
M/Sgt. W. Busby, T/Sgt. W. Castle,
T/Sgt. J. Mitchell, S/Sgt. F.
Churchill, Sgt. D. Levinson, Cplo
L. Shaw, S/Sgt. J. Montgomery,
S/Sgt. J,. Webster, S/Sgt. R.
Keough, Sgt, A. Loudis, Sgt, J.
Marsick, Cpl. E. Tackett, Pvt. W.
Daniels, Pfc. H. Care.
The Tyndall Target receives
material supplied by Camp News-
paper Service, War Dept., 205 E.
42nd St., NYC. Credited material
may not be republished without
prior per.iss. n from CNS.

S.on Christmas Day
..our thanks
Christmas Day 1943..no peace
on earth and little of good
will toward men.
Soldiers-too tired to eat,
as they rest amid littering
wood and iron and headed rock
that was once a little Roman
town..on Christmas Day..our
Alert-North Atlantic, gun-
crew on a merchantman, anxious
men, listening, subs are clos-
er in the fog..on Christmas
Day..our thanks.
Concentration camp-Germany,
a lone prisoner of war, seeing
beyond armed guard and barbed
wi re, thinking thoughts of
home..on Christmas Day..our
Hospital ward--North Africa,
palm trees and pain, the wound-
ed, once, their hearts were
young and gay..on Christmas
Day..our thanks.
Covert--South Pacific, grim
faces needing a shave, where
motion is death, watching,
waiting, where has the enemy
hidden?..on Christmas Day..our
Rubber raft-Fhgli sh Channel,
pilot and bombardier safe; the
others have gone West, mission
completed..on Christmas Day..
our thanks.
They came from the Dakotas..
loving the wheat of their
fields..the Northwest..lcving
the redwood and salmon..the
cities of the East and Midwest
(Continued on fage 4)

To those of you who are away from home Christmas,
this year, will be pretty much a time of memories --
memories of Christmas Eve parties and Preparations
for Christmas Day; memories of the day itself with
its family gatherings, the Christmas tree and Christ-
mas dinner, and the exchangingof gifts; and, too, mem-
ories of religious services attended on Christmas
Eve or Christmas Day, and the singing of the old
familiar carols "Silent fight, Holy Night, "It Came
Upon a Midnight Clear, "Joy to the World. Yes,
those are all memories that come surging up at
Christmas time.
But this Christmas, as for the Past two Christmas-
es, we at Tyndall Field are engagedin the stern task
of preparing to fight enemies who would destroy
everything that came into the world when the first
thin cry rose from that manger into the star-lit
night at Bethlehem. And our intention is that those
enemies shall be defeated so that future generations
in this land and in other lands can enjoy happy
Christmases in a world where all that Christmas re-
presents to us prevails. To this end we devote our-
selves and pause on Christmas Day to pay homage to
Him who is our Savior. Let it be for you a day of
worship and prayer as well as of feasting. And may
the thought of what you are making possible for
future generations by your sacrifices today make it
a Merry Christmas.
Tour Chaplains

-Phillips Brooks

Sunday School at Post Chapel........................ g9: 00 A.M.
Worship at Colored Recreation Hall........... .......9:00 A.M.
Worship at Post Chapel............................... 10:00 A.M.
Worship in "Skunk Hollow ............................ 10:00 A.M.
Evening Worship at Post Chapel........................7:30 P.M.
Fellowship Meeting.................................. 7:30 P.M.
Choir Rehearsal ......................................"':00 P.M.
Sunday Masses
Post Chapel .................................. 8:00 A.M.
Post Theater.. ............................... 10:00 A.M.
Post Chapel................................... 1: 15 A.M.
Dally Masses ........................................ 5:3C P.M.
C'nfessions...................... .......... Saturday, 7:00 P.M.
(and any time the chaplain :n 'f.:e)
Worship Service............................... Friday, 7:30 P.M.

News From Your
Charlotte, N. C. (CNS)-This
want ad ran in a newspaper here:
"Will trade nylon hose for 12-
gauge shotgun shells."

Chicago (CNS)-Tnis city now
employs women garbage collec-
tors-equipped with deodorizing
spray guns.

Indianapolis (CNS)-A cop en-
tered a tavern here and arrested
three mep for gambling. A fourth
man. feeling slighted, yelled "Hey,
cop, I was in that game, too." The
officer arrested him also-on an
intoxication charge.

Own Home Town
Kansas City (CNS) Seven-
teen-year-old Thomas Robertson
was arrested here on a polygamy
charge of marrying three girls in
four months. He wooed them all,
he said, by singing "I'm Through
With Love."
Boston (CNS)-The average girl
here carries from 30 to 45 articles
in her handbag according tu a
recent survey. Among the items
discovered in several bags were a
defense map of America, pam-
phlets of the Quantitative Deter-
mination of Euphoria. a peanut
butter sandwich and a Stilson


Soldiers May Get

New Assignments
By Camp Newspaper Service
Every man in the job that suits
him best-that's the gist of the
new War Department manpower
order which will reassign to other
duties many soldiers not physi-
cally suited for combat action.
By rescinding previous orders
and by establishing a new one in
Circular 293, the WD has pro-
vided the assignment of all men
to positions where they can render
the maximum amount of service
to their country.
Some assignments, the WD
found, require enlisted men of
unusual strength, stamina and all
around physical ability but even
in combat units there are many
positions which may be filled by
men of lesser physical attain-
ments. Many men who are below
current physical standards for in-
duction are nevertheless extreme-
ly valuable to the Army because
of their training, experience.
ability and demonstrated capacity
to give service in some special as-
signments. These will be retained
in the service and reassigned to
jobs within fheir capacities.
Although the term "limited ser-
vice" is discontinued, this doesn't
mean that men formerly classified
as limited service will be dis-
charged from the Army. Nobody
will be discharged for physical
disability if he can be placed in a
position where his talents and ex-
perience make his work valuable
to the Army.
However, soldiers will not be
shipped overseas if they have any
of the following defects:
Pronounced psychiatric disor-
ders. hernia, class one dental de-
ficiencies (with certain excep-
tions), enuncleation of an eye.
tropical diseases that may be ag-
gravated if reinfected and other
physical defects which place the
men below the minimum physical
standard for induction.
These men will stay behind
when their outfits ship overseas
but no one will be discharged for
physical disability if he meets the
standards for inductees for limited
service currently described in MR

Q. Can a( peetfcce It the .Armry
A r Forces wear itclys?
A. Sometimes. Graduates of an
AAF aerial gunnery school may
wear the regular air crew member
wings and so may any member
of an air crew who has shown pro-
ficiency in his regular crew duties
provided that he has the authori-
zation of his commanding officer.
Q. Are the correspondence
(ciliroses prepared by the Armed
I'orces Istitute made atriilable, for
soldihr'; overseas?
A. Yes. The Institute will send
you any of its courses anywhere
in the world. If you want to en-
roll see your Education and Infor-
mation officer cr your Red Cross
field director. He will furnish you
with a catalogue of all Institute
courses. Then you can pick what
you want and have it sent to you.
At present the charge for each
course is $2.
Q. Is there any agreement gov-
erntng the exchange of sick pris-
oners by belligerent states in war-
A. Yes. Recently the U. S. and
Germany established an agree-
ment for the mutual exchange of
sick and wounded prisoners, un-
der which all. ill men, regardless
of their rank, will be sent back to
their home countries.


Pa e 2


At Christmas last year we be-
gan to see light after the long
darkness of the first year of
the war. Confident of your
enormous efforts as individuals
and as a fighting force, I knew
that we could expect with as-
surance a new year that would
be a bright year and a proud
year. We in the AAF have found
it so. The hopes we held were
abundantly realized. The con-
fidence we felt proved to be
SThis Christmas we have all
that to be thankful for. Our
hopes for the future are very
high. In the consciousness of
hard lobs well done, I hope
every man and woman in the AAF
will have at heart a Merry
Christmas even in surroundings
that may be strange.
Christmas' Eve and Christmas
Day some of you may find your-
selves engaged in deadly com-
bat. Many of you will be suf-
fering hardships and dangers in
situations as unlike Christmas
as any you ever imagined. Very
few of you will be able to spend
Christmas as we would all wish
to spend, it. That will come
again on those Christmases af-
ter we have finished the job.
With these thoughts in mind I
send ny Christmas and New Year's
greetings to every one of you,
Wherever you are. As you know,
the coming year will bring the
most decisive days of our time,
the most decisive of centuries
to come perhaps. I am fully
confident-that you are equal to
the challenge. Your courage and
endurance, your devotion and
your labor have carried us
strong and safe and brought us
one year nearer victory and
realization of the things for
which Christmas stands.
General, U.S. Army,
Commanding General,
Army Air Forces."

Personnel of the Jewish faith
stationed in this vicinity are
Invited to attend a Chanuka, or
"Feast of Lights" party at the
Panama City Women's Club December
!8. The party will begin at 7
The evening's festivities will
be comprised of entertainment,
refreshments, motion pictures
and distribution of gifts.
Mr. I. Minlstorsky, represent-
ing the Jewish Welfare Board, Is
working with th'e Arrangement Com-
mittee on the party's details.
Members of the Arrangement Com-
mittee are Mrs. I. Strassler,
Mrs. B. Wengrow, Mrs. J. Tashllk
and Mrs. E. Edelman.

Our front cover this week
is a composite photograph of
a prayer for Christmas and its
Kneel ing before the altar in
he Post Chapel is Ist/Sgt.
Davis H. Knowles, of Ordnance,
offering his prayers to God
for the war's end and a safe
return to family and home.
Seated in his favorite chair,
his wife beside him on the
floor, represents the fulfil-
ment of this soldier's prayer
at Christmas. And his prayer,
it may be said, is the prayer
of every soldier when at
Christmas time his thoughts
turn again home.
The photo was taken by Sgt.
Dan Levinson.



A photograph of a plaque depicting the Nativity from a model
in plasteline as created by Pvt. William D. Mahoney of the Pub-
I ic Relations Office.
The figures are as they appear in the original but the compo-
sition has received liberal treatment from Mahoney to permit
the introduction of greater rhythm.
The artist felt this was made necessary by the limited design
area of his plaque in high relief.

Consternation Reigns as Army

Serves Tropical Food to G 's

Consternation reigned in some
of Tyndall Field's mess halls
last Thursday when, as an experi-
ment to determine how soldiers
would like them, avocadoess were
distributed to several thousand
bewildered GI's at the evening
Avocadoes-sometimes called al-
ligator pears--are West Indian by
origin, products of south Florida
and southern California, and are
considered as something of a del-
icacy. Some 15 years ago, they
were so highly prized that they
sold in New York for as high as
85 cents apiece.
They are not such rareties now,
but to the GI from Kansas or
Brooklyn or Minnesota they are as
much of a mystery as the contents
of Army stew.
The Army, oerore placing such
articles of food on the mess
trays, .should stage a widespread
orientation program, using squad-
ron bulletin boards, the Target
and other such media, using pic-
tures and drawings to explain how
to eat them.
It is a known ract--the GI will
admit It himself--that every

soldier ate nothing but filet
mignon back in the days before
Selective-Service snatched him
from his $126 a week civilian
job, and he can not be expected
to be familiar with 3uch pleblan
victuals as asparagus and avo-
Like the guy eating artichokes
for the first time--the one, you
remember from the movies--who
carefully plucked ard tossed
aside each leaf hunting for what-
ever was inside, the mess hall
Thursday was full of brave sol-
diers who carefully peeled off
the pulpy exterior of the avo-
cadoes and tried to eat the seed.
Unfortunately, a good many of
those handed out Thursday were
unripe. But apparently not many
of the men who consumed them
knew the difference.
For the benefit of everybody,
if we have them again, the Target
herewith presents a short course
on how to eat avocadoes:
There are two customary methods.
In one, the thin green skin re-
moved, then the pulpy part diced
(Continued on Page 8)




Open House at All Rec
Halls; USO to Have
Formal Dance

Christmas holiday festivities
for the men who must remain at
Tyndall Field got under way Wed-
nesday and will continue' through
Saturday, according to an an-
nouncement by the Special Service
Recreational halls on the field
and the Post Theater and the Rec
Hall at the Apalachicola Army Air
Base have all been decorated for
festivities of the season.
The first event of the week was
a dance at the Recreation Hall
for permanent personnel on Wed-
nesday evening. A second affair
for students only was enjoyed
Thursday evening. A dance was
held at the colored Rec Hall
Thursday evening.
A Christmas party for children
of the field personnel at the
Post Theater 2 P.M. opened fes-
tivities for today. Santa Claus
arrived by airplane for the af-
fair and distributed gifts at the
At 6 P.M. today there will be a
Christmas party at the Cadet mess
Saturday at 11 A.M. there will
be a Christmas party for patients
at the station hospital and at
3 P.M. open house will begin at
all Recreation Halls and continue
until closing time.
As a Christmas present" stu-
dents usually confined to the
area of Skunk Hollow will be
allowed to leave that restricted
territory and attend the Rec Hall
At the USO club in Panama City,
the following program will be
Tonight at 8 o'clock, there
will be a recorded presentation
of Dickens' nChristmas Carol,'
the narrator Ernest Chappell and
Old Scrooge played by Eustace
Wyatt, followed by a community
At 9 P.M. will be the "Around
the Fireplace Hour" with refresh-
ments and Christmas carol record-
At 11 P.M. there will be re-
cordings entitled "Christmas at
the Organ.' At 11:30, there will
be Christmas hymns by St. Domin-
Ick's Choir, followed by midnight
Tomorrow, Christmas carol re-
cordings will be played all day,
and there will be presented an-
other recorded version of Dicken's
"Carol," with Harlow Wilcox as
narrator and Basil Rathbone as
Old Scrooge.
There will be a social hour
from 5 to 7 P.M., with refresh-
ments of sandwiches and coffee.
Tomorrow night, there will be a
formal Christmas dance, from 8 to
(Continued on Page 10)

December 24, 1943

Page 3




As I P.f. c.


Working hand in hand with their
old ally, the bitter Russian win-
ter, the Red Army has opened a
powerful new offensive on the
north Russian front near Nevel.
Under Gen. Ivan Bagramian, the
Red Army has overrun 500 villages
and killed 20,000 Germans in an
18-mile breakthrough that brought
Soviet troops to within 52 miles
of the Latvian frontier. This
latest Red drive is worrying the
frigid Nazis rigid for it points
at the Baltic and the collapse of
German positions around Lenin-
grad and Vitebsk. For as long as
the winter lasts, it will be tough
sledding for the Nazis, who have-
n't got the chance of a snowball
in hell---and when Spring comes
again, it will not leap eternal
in the hopeful German breast.

Unless the Japs enjoy the pro-
verbial luck of the Irish, the
conquest of New Britain seems
certain. The wily Nips who
thought they were holing in for-
ever and a day are being out fox-
holed, outfought and outthought.
Watched from the air, shelled
from the sea, and ferreted out by
our land troops, Tojo's tricky
little assassins are being rub-
bed out in the order of their ap-
pearance. Unless the rooms in
the Sun Emperor's establishment
at Tokyo are sound proof, the Im-
perial One is already aware of
the knocking on Japan's front
door. Thousands of miles away--
yet strong enough to be heard
even at that great distance.

On the road to Rome, American
troops have pushed three miles
beyond San Pietro, last Nazi
mountain stronghold, to within
five miles of Cassino, which is
only 70 miles from the gates of
the Eternal City itself. Now
that their feet are hard on the
famed Appian Way that once echoed
to the sound of Caesar's marching
legions, Gen. Clark's tank men
can bring their machines into
broad use for the first time.
With the Americans hitting in
high and the Nazis being forced
to shift to low gear, the bump-
ers on our jeeps should shortly
be colliding with the highly
vaunted German rear, and when
that happens you can bet your
last hub cap that it will take
more than Hitler to do the paint

Sunday, December 19, three Ger-
mans and a Russian traitor con-
victed of war atrocities by a
military court were hanged in the
public square of the city of Khar-
kov. They were: Wilhelm Lang-
held, a Gestapo captain; Hans
Ritz, SS officer; Richard Ratz-
law, Gestapo corporal, and the
Russian, Mikhail Bulanov, who
served as a chauffeur for the
enemy. All of the accused had
admitted that they took active
part in the mass executions of
Russian women and children, order-
ed by the Gestapo. The Nazis may
bluster and threaten dire re-
prisals but deep in his heart
every German knows that the hang-
ing at Kharkov has sounded the
tocsin for all war criminals and
that the gibbet waits to receive
them and their crimes.

Interviews and Photos
-\ -- -

r" '* ^ ^ :''* i ir B "


"Merry Christmas to the Boys" That's the greeting rendered
by Diana Lewis for the 1943 Yuletide Season. The petite young
MGM starlet is in "Cry Havoc."
That's quite a bag of gifts, huh, bub?

..on Christmas Day

our thanks..
(Continued from Page 2)
.loving the noise and the
swiftness..and South..loving
the sun on their acres..North
and East and South and West..
in love with America..they
came..and their speech was
soft and laughing..on Christ-
mas Day..our thanks.
They left their offices and
jobs..the men and women of
America..and the young ones..
they laid aside their fielders

gloves and put their bright
dresses a.ray.. they kissed good-
bye their dear ones and sailed
away..on Christmas Day..our
And to your fathers and
mothers and all the important
of your kin..and to the men in
the camps..and to the workers
in factory and field...and to
the silent legions locked in
the long, unending sleep..and
to the brave wherever they are
..who fight for man and His
dream of peace..on Christmas
Day..our thanks.

N.T.; Gunnery Student: "Steaks,
Potatoes and peas and fried
onions, bread, butter,'pudding
dessert, something to drink."

Mass.; Drafting Dept.: "Chicken
soup, shrimp cocktail, assorted
vegetable salad, spaghetti with
meat balls (the real Italian
kind) and Italian pastry."

ville, Ky.; Photo Dept.: "Three
vegetables such as potatoes, peas
and carrots, meat not more than
three times a week, plus coffee,
ice cream and cake."

N.C.; Dept. of Training: "Chops
and steak or chicken, potatoes
and peas, and a good big glass of(

\ some fruit!"

Wash.; Gunnery Student: "Ve-ge-
table soup, roast beef, mashed
potatoes, green peas, bread and
butter, pineapple and cheese
salad and ice cream. "

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Howdy, hep-cats .. Let's breeze
around ole Tyndall Tech, gather-
in' together bits of nooz from
The ole, worn-out Ad Libbs der-
by is doffed this week to F/O
'Scotty' Cameron, who became a
pappy late last week .. 'Tis a
boy .... .. Mr. Harrison, Ord-
nance man from XW since 19 Nov.
returned last Satiddy to Mont-
gomery .. He was looking for a
passenger, but we couldn't find
him one .... .. Were glad to see
Sgt. Bill Mankinen, our ole
friend from Cochran Field, who's
now in the 446th .. Wait'll you
hear the guy play the accordian;
he's a stomach-steinway genius!
* .. Too bad about PT--or
rather the lack of it--last week,
wasn't it, fellers? .. Oh, yeah!
ter Hitler's funeral, Number 1 on
the Hit Parade will be 'Oh, What
a Beautiful Morning!' .... ..
Gunner-in-the-making Pvt. Meury
shot his thumb off .. He's rest-
ing comfortably, thank you, in
in the horse-pital ...... Cpl.
Jerry Long, late of the Message
Center (under General Thoiston)
has been issued a GI magnifying
glass .. He's in G-2 now ......
S/Sgt. Steve Holley's Hudson
starts cold these mornings .. He
sez he couldn't open the door,
that it was frozen, on Saturday
last ...... Civvie Benny Win-
grove of the PX (Tyndall Field's
Gimbel's Basement) scurrying a-
bout trying to find things what
ain't there ... Sales at the joint,
incidentally, broke all records
.. .. .. Did you hear about the
gal who whispers sweet nothing
doings in your eir?
New Year's night (that's Satur-
day) there'll be a three-hour
rassle at the USO .. Miss Miriam
Prows suggested we have a half-
hour floor show,, which can do ..
.... Been colder'n hell, ain't
it, bubp .. Even us New England-
ers agree that Fla. is okay, but
this, chum, is South Alabama!
...... There's a new student
gunner whose name is Boston .. He
hails from California........
Congrats to MISTER Lloyd H. Tay-
lor .. The new WO has been re-
placed as top-kick of the 40th

by 1st. Sgt. Ken Bailen .... ..
Also to Mr. Rattigan .. He's Eng.
Off. in the 349th .. .... Pfc.
R.W. Tyner has gone to woik for
'Syke and Research' .. And Sgt.
Bob Clough has been assigned to
Weapons .. .... Wilma the Wac
sez, brightly, 'Any gal who plays
with fire long enough ain't hot
Just a pause for a moment, fel-
lers. Think this over: If you're
feeling sorry for yourself f this
Xmas miles from home, and from
those you love consider this:
"over there" there are thousands
of guys like you aid I who haven't
been home in a year or two, and
there's no hope of their getting
there, either. You and I had
better just take a hitch in our
O.D. britches, and say "We're
pretty damned lucky, after all."
At least we'll have a good Xmas
chow, and the folks at home have
sent that package, haven't they?
No, you ain't havin' it so tough,
bub. Anyhow, to all of you at
T/F officers, Wacs, and G.I.'s,
from AD LIBBS.-a Merry Christmas,
and a victorious 1944!
You kin stay out 'till 12:45
now, bub, but you'd better be off
the streets of PC by midnite ..
On Saturday it's two hours later
. .. .. Col. Burritt H. Hinman
of Maxwell was a visitor at Tyn-
dall this week .. He was here on
official business, carriedon long,
confabs with Capt. Powers ......
The Rec Hall floor was okay for
dancing Thursday nite ... And the
Victorettes appeared in all their
splendor, while Mr. Missal and
the lads played three 'Hit Parade'
tunes .... .. GAG OF THE WEEK:
It's okay to compliment a gal
about her ankles, but don't com-
pliment her too highly!

Ft. Monmouth, N. J.-WACS
stationed here have a watchdog
named Pal who is silent when in
the presence of women but im-
mediately starts barking when a
man passes the barracks.

Along The Main Stem


Since it's the Christmas Season, Along the Main Stem offers
a gift to you Tyndall G. .'s. She's Karole Singer, Vincent
Lopez singer, frequently heard on "Victory Parade of Spot-
light Bands. "
When you get around to it, you can read by the mike that
the "Parade" is a Blue Network show.
Nice er smile, eh, Joe?

... Donna Dae, Fred'Waring vo-
calovely, has a P-47 named after
her .. She's already being heard
from in Berlin! .. .... Humper-
dinck's opera "Hansel and Gretel"
was Mutualled coast-to-coast Sat-
urday .. Marion Clare and Ruth
Slater were featured in the fine
b'cast ...... CBS-WWL's "Kate
Smith Hour," on Fridays at 7:00
is one great program .. Every-
thing In entertainment is its
... On Broadway the cinemas
have a rare offering of pix for
the holidays. MUSIC HALL: Madame
Curie; ASTOR: Cry Havoc; CAPITOL:
Girl Crazy; PALACE: The North Star;
RIVOLI: For Whom the Bells Toll;

KUAY: Happy Land; STRAND: North-
ern Pursuit; HOLLYWOOD: Old Ac-
quaintance; PLAZA: So Proudly We
Hail; PARAMOUNT: No Time For
Love; and the vodvil shows are
atarriffic, too! STRAND: Gle n
Gray, Willie Howard; ROXY: Frank
Fay, the Radio Aces; PARAMOUNT:
Woody Herman, Marion Hutton;
CAPITOL: Raymond Scott, Bea Wain,
Al Dexter.
... In the clubs on Manhattan,
Billy Vine is at the LATIN QUAR-
Fields; ROGERS CORNERS: The Korn
Kobblers; and others, The legit-
imate stages offer MARTIN BECK:
A Connecticut Yankefe GDLDEN:
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Paee R



Well, we kept our record intact
by moving again this week. Bks. 405:
inoved in with the men of 406. The
fellows in 406 really got a break get-
ting all of us good guys to live with
them Has anyone ever seen our
Asst. Clerk, Robert E. Lee, ever
move? He is so slow, it takes him
63 minutes to get through every
hour S/Sgt. Kelly has given up
his non-com room an dgnoved in with
the men again. They say he can't
stand being alone after last week end
at Wewa Sgt. Sklaroff just re-
turned from Turret School at Detroit.
From what we hear, the Detroit Strip
Teasers make wonderful dates. How
about it, Boris? You can thank
S/Sgt. Bast for that fast catching
phrase, "Tough One To Lose." It's
people like Bast that' made "Pistol"
Packin' Mama popular." .. aw
High House Operator Roy Nye in
town with that certain gleam in his
eye. He says it was just the love
light glowing They finally turn-
ed the heat back on in our barracks
It was so cold that we found two
Polar Bears huddled 'together over a
bonfire trying to keep warm .
Frank Dinan, our clerk, spent the
first Saturday night on the Field
since he arrived here. We under-
stand the main reason being he goes
back to Joisey this week on a fur-
lough Here's one that we should
all take notice of: Sgt. Rosier buys
his infant son, Walt, Jr., a War
Stamp every pay day. Not only
smart saving, but also very patriotic.
.. Sgt. Ignuts Ignasiak has a safe
just outside his window. Every Sat-
urday just before inspection he
dumps all of his excess baggage into
the safe. Heard tell he even has a
blonde in it.
-Sgt. Harvey Wine.

Squadron C

Here it is, the start of the week of
Christmas, and our students are get-
ting ready for that big feed of tur-
key that we all know we will have
on Christmas day.
Our assistant supply man is back
from his furlough-Pfc. Ual P. Rus-
sell, who hails from the small town
of Opp, Ala. He claims that he al-
most got held up by the furious
snow that he encountered on his way
back to the field. Don't go North,
Pfc. Winters, that student from
Oklahoma, is now being called the
"Ambulance Kid." Back in his civil-
ian days, he was the driver of a 1941
ambulance and he sure had plenty of
harrowing rides. You are. still rid-
ing high, and your thrills in the fu-
ture will put your days as an "am-
bulance driver "in the rear of your
mind, and to the forefront will come
the experience of your aerial gun-
nery training ,and the thrill of fly-
ing high in the sky to turn those
guns on those Huns. ,
S/Sgt. Weierick, one of our old-
est instructors, has finally got hit
wish, transferring to another field,
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Squadron E

We wish to welcome Class 44-5 to
Squadron E and to bid farewell to
Class 43-51. Class 43-51 has won the
"E" Flag twice during their six
weeks in Squadron E, so we are look-
ing forward to Class 44-5 to keep
tne .lag flying in front of our Or-
derly Room.
S/Sgt. Thomas F. Bridges has
been selected as the "Gunner of the
Class." S/Sgt. Bridges, won a close
race with A/C Stephen Kozak of the
-Cadet Detachment.' Congratulations,
S/Sgt. Bridges, keep up the good
Last week we placed second on the
Inspection, even with Lt. McDaniels
sweeping the porches. What say we
all pitch In and help him and we'll be
on the top again next week-O. K.?
Our ability to march and salute is
being questioned in many circles on
this Field. Are we going to stand
for it, men? No! is the answer.
Let's make Squadron E the marchin-
est and salutin'est outfit on the
whole Post. We'll change their opin-
ion and have them saying, "There
goes that snappy E Squadron."
Then there was little Lulu, who
laughed when her father fell down
the Cliff during their annual spring
hike-yep, she knew that was a
"fall" suit he was wearing. -
tion. We ail wish you the best luck
in the world, Ernie.
Pfc. Edward Fallon is one of the
lucky few that obtained his fur-
lough for the holidays, and he will
greet Santa Claus back in his own
home state, New York." The folks
will be glad to see their own darling
boy again, and, Eddie, don't forget
Ito tell them of all th-ne titles you
have been winning lately,
The Oraey ...... ,.._sonnel are
trying to convince the owners of the
"Dutchess,".to leave her in our care
permanently, but so far our sal's.
talk has not been put over. Think
it over, fellas.

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Squadron B

This week we think the Birdsall
Brothers are interesting inasmuch
as their army life has been almost
the same. They are in the Air Corps
and all soon will be gunners. S/Sgt.
Charles Birdsall and his brother,
M/Sgt. John Birdsall, will graduate
from Class 44-3 but from different
fields, Charles Birdsall from Tyn-
dall 'Field, his brother from Las
Vegas, Nevada. These two men
were together in Hawaii and also
have served four years each in the
air force. One more brother is to be
added to the list, he is Donald Bird-
sall, also a gunner from Tyndall. We
hope that these men will see each
other on their furlough.
S/Sgt. Morgan is back with us
again and he brought many a tale of
how the civilians were living. S/Sgt.
McArdelle, whom we think is a very
lucky soldier, will be able to see his
family and that certain person dur-
ing the holidays. Have a swell time,
Mac. The mail clerk, Johnson, would
like to run an ad for some help dur-
ing these busy days.
The question of the week? Do
we, the students, get paid before
Christmas ?
-Sgt. E. C. Cogswell.

A German guard in Denmark
was getting tired of his job.
'Ach,' he says, 'I vish de var
vass ofer.'
'And,' remarked the Dane who
was standing nearby, 'what
would you do if the war was
over? '
'Vy,' said the German, 'I'd
.take a bicycle trip through
greater Chermany.'
'Oh, yes?' retorted the Dane,
'and what would you do in the

The 'idn on the Flying Trq4eze'
c4ught his wife in the act-

We have just one more week ot
Air to Air firing to complete then
will eme-ge as the first class of 1944.
Small and compact as far'as number
of gunners go but we have resolved
to do our bit to help end this raess.
Half of our class went to Apalach-
icola last week and the Squadron
was more or less quiet. We were
glad to stay here 'cause it seemed
more like home after spending five
weeks in the Squadron and then at
Christmas time it's always nice to
be home for Christmas. Even tho'
the fellows are from all over the
states the Christmas tree that is set
up in our Day Room makes it a lot
more pleasant and less lonely.
S/Sgt. Cecil Smith had an un-
pleasant task to complete over the
week end. Smitty got word that his
home in Havana, Fla., had burned
down so he hied himself over there
to see the wreckage. Everything will
come out in the wash, but we are
submitting our candidate for the
"meanest man in the world." When
Smitty left the bus after returning
to Panama City Sunday night he put
'his Gladstone bag down in the bus
station for a minute and somb good
samaritan helped himself to it while
Smitty's back was turned. Bad
enough losing a home but .when some
thief walks off with half our G. I.
clothes, that's another story.
We wonder if it is the season when
embryo (misplaced eyebrows) are in
the vogue again. It's getting so that
it is hard to keep up with the Per-
manent Personnel and their mous-
taches. Topkick Thompson and
S/Sgt: Snowden have again failed to
remove the whiskers from their up-
per lip and it was just a few weeks
ago that they swore never again tol
wear moustaches but we imagine the
gals back home, or here, had some-
thing to say about it and the reper-
cussions have just set in.

Squadron A

Well, men, the old outfit is defin-
itely on the upbeat after spending a
few months' in what is commonly
called the "hole." Through the able.
cooperation of our present class,
44-4, and the permanent personnel,
the weekly inspections have improv-
ed to such an extent that the squad-
ron is now a constant leader. Keep
up the good work, fellows, and sur-
prise Lt. Flower with the "E" flag
before you leave.
Drawing many oohss" and "ahs'
from people passing by is the most
beautiful sign on Tyndall's campus.
We generously thank our C. 0. for
the outstanding design.
The boys finished their first week
of school with arms hanging limply
by their sides. Yes, you guessed it,
the skeet range left its deadly marks.
Don't worry, men, you have a week
to rest before using the shotguns
Fellows, this is your column. If
you want any humorous or interest-
ing news about your buddies put in-
give the information to S/Sgt. Opel.
P. S.: What Pfc. is keeping the
girls of P. C. happy ?-Glamour girls
from 6 to 60

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We all of course wished that we
could have been-home for Christ-
mas, but the lucky fellows this
year,are Sgt. Gross, Sgt. Moonan,
S/Sgt. Fargo and Pfc. Fish, who
will be spending their furloughs
at home around the holidays. And
speaking about Xmas, the most
popular songs right now seem to
be "White Christmas" and 'I'll
Be Home for Christmas" with Bing
doing all the vocalizing.
S/Sgt. Franklin has taken over
some of S/Sgt. Conley's duties
while Tom is attending school at
Fort Myers, and say, Sgt. Frank-
lin: "Is it true that you can
give a good characterization of
Peter Lorre, the screen star?"
We also welcome the return of
S/Sgts. Landry and Didler who
have returned from C.I.S. at Ft.
The sigh of relief on Ist/Sgt.
Heidema's face when he saw that
Pfc. Kobriger had finally sent
all those Xmas presents that had
been littered around his bunk.
Lt. Murphy and S/Sgt. Juneau in-
specting all of our clothing for
markings last weekend...S/Sgt.
Heidema's man "Friday" and one of
the busiest men in the squadron
--but never too busy to type a
furlough blank for you.
Marriage seems to agree with
T/Sgt. Moore or is it the 3 hours
of P.T. each week that makes him
look so chipper. And speaking
about P.T., the weather sure
gave us a break last week, how
about it, fellows?
der what would happen to T/Sgt.
Goodson if tobacco were rationed
--and we don't mean the smoking
variety...lWho is that certain Wac
that S/Sgt. Boyes may be seen
with most any evening down at the
Rec Hall?...Why the sudden change
and happy attitude in Pvt. Bishop?
Could it be the arrival of his
wife from your correspondent's
home town? Could be!...Perhaps
the luckiest guy of all is Sgt.
Reinitz who has just returned
from Sperry Sight Schoolin Brook-
lyn and who just missed boarding
that Flyer that cracked up in the
Cairolina' s.
Well, guess that's all -for this
week. See you New Years!
-S/Sgt. John C. Benz

Band Box

'Twas the night before Christ-
mas, and all thru the post
Not a person was stirring, not
even a ghost--
Only the 308th Band!
Those carols you will hear to-
morrow night will be done by our
own "fighting" caroleers. Also
tomorrow night the Tyndallalres
(most of 'em) will be "digging"
the Apalachicola Sub-Base. And
speaking of busy (weren't we)
dances every night this week, and
carols all day have made us feel
right in the real old Xmas spir-
i t--almost.
Three new men have been added
to the band recently: Pfc. Rob-
ert Barrett, 220 lbs of trumpet-
er, Pvt. Harold Neddell, a skin-
beater from way back, and pvt.
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section will verify, this brings
the total strength of the band up
to 32...Not to mention Chief War-
rant officer Missal...who has
been conducting the Christmas
carols you've been hearing all
over the post during the past
week. If you liked them, tell
us--and we will be glad to send
you a Christmas card--next year!
--Cpl. Stein


By the time that this column is
set up the squadron party will
have been a thingg of the past.
Aspirins won't be needed this
time because soft drinks are on
the menu. The day room looks
like a chapter from the Night Be-
fore Christmas: "Not a creature
was Stewed, not even a mouse."
Anyway, everything is set for a
good time.
The men are going in for quite
a bit of training nowadays.
Classes taught by Lt. E.T. Bonk
are being held every day of the
week except Sunday. All men are
required to attend two carbine
and riot duty classes weekly. At
a later period two riot duty
Platoons will be organized.
These platoons plus the town
patrol men, will be used to con-
trol or quell any disturbances
that might arise from time to
time. The classes are more than
interesting and might prove of
value at a future date. Sgt.
Beidle and Cpl. Hyde are assist-
ing in the training program.
The two high scorers in last
week's firing were Ist/Sgt. P.M.
O'Neil and Pvt. J.T. Farrow. Our
congratulations to the two "Eagle
Eyed" shooters.
The main event of the week was
held last Saturday at the Embassy
Club. The occasion was a cele-
bration of Cpl. N. Menendez's
birthday. The invited guests
were S/Sgt. P. Ryan, Sgt. Ed
Ace, Cpls, N. Brinkley and E.
Bullard, and Pvts. C. Spencer,
W. Talbott, and S. Thomas. (This
correspondent was in the midst of
things. Quite a hectic night.)
Needless to say that the rum
cokes flowed freely.
BANTER: Our Supply Sgt. has
been dating a brunette senorita
lately. From blondes to brun-
ettes...Pvt. E. Fidurko forgot to
take his overcoat with him oh his
furlough and nearly froze his
toes off enroute...Cpl. J. Con-
way is anxiously waiting for the
stork and is wearing out his bed-
room carpet walking back and
forth on it...Pvt. R. Palmer is
now a free man and is eligible
for all P.C. "she wolves"...And
Pvt. Mullany Is still thinking of
that trip to Jax, Fla.
MAN OF THE WEEK; Sgt. Thomas S.
Hilton is our man of the week.
Tom was born in Jones County,
Miss., on May 14, 1915. He used
to be a mechanic in civilian
life and worked at that for about
four years. Sgt. Hilton attended
AM schoolat Keesler Field and
Guard School at Miami Beach.
Hilton has been working as an
interior guard, gate guard and
is now working as an MP on the
town patrol. He enlisted in. the
Army nearly three years ago. Sgt.
Hilton Is a hard worker and can
be relied on to perform his du-
ies efficiently.
--Cpl. Sam Marotta

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'Twas the Kris before Nightmas and all how the throose,
Not a stirchure was creeing, not mousen and eve;
The hungings were chimmed by the stockney with care,
In nix that St. Hopeless thoon would be sare...
And I drove him exheard as he plane out of sight
Merry Allmus to Kris and to good an all night.
--- Col. Stoopnagle



IDecember 24, 1"43



'Dear Aunt Lufu:
I have been asked by S/Sgt.
Milgaten, noble and esteemed edi-
tor of the Tyndall Target, to
compose a weekly column for the
paper. However, I have trouble
with punctuation (as any fool kin
Slainly see). Can you help me,
please, m'anp
Dogface Dan'

Dear Dogface Dan:
The first thing you must learn
is the marks of punctuation.
These are the little marks they
place between words, for no reason
at all, that I can see. The first
punctuation mark to be learned is
the period. The period is a small
dot, usually found at the end of
a sentence, and also behind ab-
breviations. The next mark is a
comma. The comma is nothing more
than a period with a tail. We
3ome next to a colon .. no, wait
a minute, the use of a comma
comes next. The comma is used in
thP middle of a sentence. Some-
Now, the colon. The colon is a
period with another period riding
Piggy-back. I forgot what you
use a colon for. I also forget
what you use a semi-colon for.
A semi-colon, by the way, is a
Period riding piggy-back on a
common comma. Now, one more mark
of punctuation, the question-mark.
It's a sort of-a hook that you
put at the end of a sentence
which-asks a question, such as
the exclamation mark, which is
used in this manner: NO I WON' T
Thank you for your inquiry.
As ever
Aunt Lulu

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Angel Street; MANSFIELD: Janie;
Kiss and Tell; LYCEUM: The Dough-
girls; 44TH STREET: Winged Vic-
tory; BARRYMORE: Tomorrow the
World; WINTER GARDEN: Ziegfeld
Follies; ALVIN: Something for the
Boys; ST. JAMES: Oklahoma; And
... Special Stuff includes Ger-
trude Lawrence and Conrad hagel
in 'Susan and God' at the N.Y.
City Center .. Dudley Digges
opens in 'Listen, Professor' at
the Forreat this week .. Marian
Anderson at Carnegie.Hall for one
performance Jan. 3 .. Dorothy
Maynor at Town Hall the 29th .
The Philly Orchestra with soloist
Oscar Levant last week .. Fritz
Kriesler at the Met Jan. 11 ..




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or sliced and made into a salad,
with salad dressing, lettuce,
etc. In the other and simpler
system, you cut the avocado in
two, remove the seed, pour some
vinegar or salad dressing into
the cavity that is left, apply
salt and pepper, and eat with a
spoon, a la cantaloupe.
If the Army wants to really
give the GI's an education in
food, we recommend that some more
tropical and semi-tropical foods
be served.
For instance, there is the gu-
ava. Farther south in Florida,
they are quite plentiful. The
average stranger, upon first en-
countering a guava, will immedi-
ately decide that something in
the vicinity has died, and will

promptly toss the fruit into the
garbage. It smells to high heav-
en. But if you courageously bite
into one, you probably will be
pleased, despite the smell. Ou-
avas in physical construction
have a vague resemblance to pome-
granates, but are juicier and
have smaller seeds.
RThen there are mangoes. The
mango has been described as a
piece of cotton batting dipped in
turpentine. The description is
pretty good, but once you get
used to them they aren't bad eat-
Papayas are another native of
Florida. They are best known, to
the average GI, for their juice,
which is often used as one of the
less potent ingredients of Zom-
bies. The papaya, which looks
like a squash but which grows on
a tree, smells even worse than a
guava, but visiting tourists
from the north devour them greed-
Going from the vegetable to the

animal realm, a very common dish
down in these parts Is a broth or
soup made from coquina clams,
sometimes known as periwinkles.
The coquina is a brilliantly col-
ored clam about the size of a
small fingernail and at various
seasons may be found by the mil-
lions in the wet sand at the edge
of the water.
While Capt. Brunner is out,
chopping down palmetto trees, he
might cut open the "heart" of one
of them, up where the fronds
branch out. Inside there is a
white,, pulpy mass which gives the
cabbage palmetto its name. The
"cabbage" can be eaten raw, as a
salad, or boiled. It has a chest-
nutty flavor. Some people like
On the other hand, though,
perhaps the Army should play safe
and stick to mleat and potatoes.
The average GI is inclined to
look with deep suspicion upon any
deviation from the standard meat
and spuds.

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Finance Fanfare

It's a good thing our cashier,
Sgt. Lovitt,has acquired a rather
imperturbable nature from his
dealings with G.I.'s of both
sexes while making cash payments
for rations, travel expenses,
etc. Saturday afternoon two
Wacs called at the barracks to
collect the 'E' flag which they
had won from us on Inspection.
About that time Lovitt nonchal-
antly stepped from the latrine.
adorned only in the scantiest of
G.I. towels and a pair of wooden
clacks. The situation did not
bother our sergeant in the least
but it was apparent that one of
the Wacs was a newcomer to Tyn-
dall Field as she was able to
summon a blush In the most maiden-
ly manner. It was probably- a
good thing for all concerned that
it was not a formal ceremony re-
quiring the sergeant to stand at
Four of our number have been
lucky enough to draw furloughs
over Christmas Day and we hbpe
they thoroughly enjoy the break.
In their absence, at times our
office rivals the most modern-of
production lines in that only the
left foot has not been assigned
a job. 'Rube' Goldberg is being
consulted to remedy that over-
sight. We are trying to keep
all G.I.'s happy on payday but if
on occasion your money is a day
late remember that the boys are
working longer each day and quite
often without Sundays off.just to
keep you happy.
Sgt. Tucker recently returned
from a short visit to Nashville
and reported that the Tennessee
moonshine trade is in a deplcr-
able state. It seems that the
shortage of manpower and gaso-
line has cut down the volume as
well as the quality of the pro-
duct. Some of the mountaineers
are experimenting with a method
of using tie golden liquor for
heating their houses and running
the family Ford.
If on occasion you may wish to
see our M/Sgt. Johnny Farr we
suggest that you call at the
bowling alleys any night between
six and ten. Since bowling 235
the other night he has practi-
cally moved his bed to the alleys.
The present basketball season
has uncovered a veritable power-
house in 'Junior' Moore, our
beanpole from Indiana. At times
we find him staring fixedly at
the wall about nine feet from the
floor-and we know that he hasn' t
Hedy Lamarr on his mind, at least
not at those particular moments.
-Cpl. W.R. Morgan

White Flashes

Our inspection didn't go over
so well last week. It could be
that a lot of men were too busy
catching up with their Christmas
mail. Speaking of mail, our mail
clerk Cpl. Elkins is right on the
ball these days getting the pack-
ages and letters to the men.
S/Sgt. Thrasher has a lot of
headaches on Saturday mornings
with the sheet situation, and


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to buy his two month old son for
Christmas. Well, Dave, we are
afraid you will have to wait a
while before you can.help your
son play with those toy railroads
and steam boats.
-Sgt. C.A. Matz

supplying the men coming back from
D.S. We will just have to make
the best of things until more
sheets can be obtained.
Sgt. .Ridlon was seen in the PX
one day last week looking over
the toy counter figuring on what

The Flaming Bomb

GREETINGS: To the arrival of
17 more GI guys. Some even came
wearing sun tans. Now that
doubledecker beds are the "style"
those in upper berths are asking
for flying pay!
WAILING WALL: S/Sgt. Cindric
bemoans his orange .nd cap being
nailed to the table..,Strange to
see Blagburn's name listed for
this Saturday's inspection...Lt.
Birney is wondering whether pvt.
Arellanes' and.Pfc. Gonzafez'
conversations in Spanish are com-
plimentary or otherwise...Two
carpenters have been beautifully
renamed: MacDoogal (Pfc. McFall)
and Morning Glory (Pvt. R. Ander-
son) who hails from Flushing
Meadows, N.Y.
Pvt. Morowitz decorates his en-
velopes by drawing large hearts
on the front. Within each heart
is the female's name and address.
...Pvt. Lee is becoming the "man
about town" since learning the 2-
step at the USO dancing classes..
.Cpl. Page's large stock of medi-
cines will come in use following
the Xmas and New Year celebra-
A MERRY XMAS: To those new men
who find the contrast between Mi-
ami Beach and Panama City most
startling...To Pfc. Yannone who
finally will see his name in
print...To the soldiers who out-
wardly show rough conduct. But
beneath this false exterior they
like reading an occasional sermon
from the Book or attending Chapel
services... To mascot "Pfc" whose
presence Is cheering...To those
men that positively gamble within
grade only...To the GI using a
lovely pink colored blanket be-
neath the brown one...To a S/Sgt.
who missed PT for one'solid year
but NOT NOW!...To the Cpl who
connected a live wire with a
typewriter and then asked us to
type him a letter...To pvt. S.B.
who thinks rubbing alcohol a good
thirst quencher... To those fel-
lows now getting only three meals
per day...A merry Christmas to
one and all.
TO EDITOR: As a Xmas gift, pa-
leese put this column next to
Ordnance's girl friend Sally See-


In spite of a year full of ru-
mors and wagers as to where we
would spend the next Christmas,
we find ourAelves still at Tyn-
dall Field. All indications
point to a Nerry Christmas for
Another good man has succumbed
to the appeals of married life In
Panama City. This domestic drift
seems to be contagious. Cpl. Sed-
mak has been moving for a week
and I think Pfc. Wozniak has
contacted the desire.
If Grover Dean WalkeP keeps on
adding to that stack of toast he
eats for breakfast, it is going
to constitute an engineering
problem. He had quite a time the
other morning keeping the Christ-
mas streamers from dragging off
the top layers.
As the zero hour approaches Ed
"Al Dexter' Matonak Is desper-
ately soliciting marital advice.
We suggest that he consult the
veteran McDermott who has just
recently extricated himself from
one of his many love entangle-
Free beer and cigarets will be
'served at the Post Recreation
Hall on Christmas Day. Three of
our ace bartenders, Jim O'Phil-
lips, James Wilson, and Oliver
Stuttle will render their ser-
Nick Orange who usually has a
distaste for letter writing has
suddenly developed an ardent like
for it. Nowhe writes passionate-
ly to a little Pa. girl by the
name of Eve.
-Sgt. E.F. Maxwell

No retreat or inspection
To mar the perfection
Of this singular day of the year.
Open house at the Rec Hall
Where you can call
For free cigarets and free beer.
Things look pretty good here at Tyndall
With colored lights and tinsel, and
Clear from the chapel notes
Of Carols roam
To help make you feel that you're
Not quite so far from home.
On this special occasion let me say to you all,
"Merry Christmas," and in the New Year let's
"Keep on the Ball. "


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11 P.M., with the Victorettes,
WASP club, Army and Navy Men's
Sunday from 5 to 7 P.M. there
will be a social hour, with home-
made cake and coffee.
A formal New Year' s Day dance,
with the Junior Women's Club mem-
bers as hostesses, will be held
next Saturday from 8 to 11.

Rugged ? 69th

We've read a good deal about
the fight over manpower.in civil
industry, but there seems to be
just as vicious a struggle right
here in ye ol' 69th.. Between the
demands made on him by his job,
PT, retreat, dental appointments.,
examinations, inspections, lec-
tures, firing formations, meet-
ings, educational films, orders
to report, and the like, the poor
GI feels like the victim of an
old Roman sport in which the
hands and feet of the victim were
tied to horses pulling In oppo-
site directions. It seems that
if a guy were only triplets he
might be able to satisfy the in-
satiable desire of the government
for his time and presence.. On
the other hand, all these func-
tions have to be attended to in
order to make us satisfactory
cogs in the wheels which are
grinding out the doom of Naziism
and the Rising Sun. So., here's
an appeal, on behalf of the com-
mon cause we're in here to fight
for, that each of us do his ut-
most to cooperate with, rather
than buck against, the overall
program. Our jobs are important,
yes. But our jobs are only a
portion of our duty as soldiers.
Each demand on our time has its
purpose, and it's up to us, as
intelligent men, to help find a
way to meet them.
Bill Bennett's back from Gen.
Hosp. (a journey from which few
return) and judging by the extra
15 pounds and pair of chubby
cheeks he brought back, that hos-
pital diet is most agreeable.
Glad to have you back, Bill.
To the great glee of the order-
ly room personnel last week, Maj.
Fowler stepped into the orderly
room just as Sgt. Newsom was dem-
onstrating a full knee-bend as
she Is done on the PT grounds.
The major seemed to suppress a
grin and our top sarge's ruddy
complexion seemed to grow a fev
shades ruddier.
There were a few anxious hours,
after the news of the ACL train
wreck, when Cpls. Nelll and Good-
man and Pvt. Saabye were overdue
in returning from furloughs ii
that direction. It turned ou
that their return had been de.
played due to the wreck, but nonw
had been in the luckless train.
It appears that Sgts. Miller
and Middleton are intent upol
making Sgt. Mills miserable.
tip to the latter might be: Don'
believe halt you see, and less o
what you hear, Miles. You've go
as much right to go with her a:
the next fellow. (As long as It':
0 K with her.)
Attention, all 69ers who relis]
a good time: We've got some fund:
that can be used to throw a pret-
ty fair party. What we need noi
are suggestions as to When, Where
and What Kind. A party suggest-
ion box has been placed besid
the bulletin board. Please writ'
your suggestions on a piece o
scratch paper and drop 'em in
What sort of party would you llk
to put on, and how would you lik
to see it conducted? ours trou
ly, --Smokey's Joe

Chow Line Chatter

After a brief absence from the
Target, the mess men again go to
press. First of all the entire organ-
ization is proud and very pleased
with the past few Saturday morn-
ing inspections. This past week we
took second place, finishing just a
fraction of a point below our sister
soldiers, the Wacs. Let's give a lit-
tle extra effort this week and we
may be displaying the long sought
Efficiency Banner.
Two weeks ago having been Wac
Day we had the pleasure of having
the Wac detachment as guests for
dinner and supper at mess. High-
light of the day occurred at supper
time, when on arriving just a little
after closing time, Wac's Carol Beck,
Francis Hilton, Agnes Etefanchick,
and Ann Carpenter, were told by the
mass sergeant they could, not eat.
But after true G. I. fashion, these
hungry damsels proceeded to tear
the doors down, they were permitted
to eat. What is that about the weak-
er sex?
Congrats to Cpl. Moore of the
Wacs, and Cpl. Eubanks, of the Mess,
on their recent nuptials Orchids
also to Pvt. and Mrs. Santos who
recently became the parents of a 7
pound baby girl.
Since last Saturday inspection
John Clark has been very downcast.
Could it be caused by the same very
mean little buttons? Buttens, But-
tens, you should have checked those
Comes Monday morning and the
mess men take off for the P. T. area
to get in the weekly three hours as
quickly as possible. Mintzer dreads
the obstacle course. Says he wash-
ed out of Cadet training on the
dreaded O. C. Could be!
In spite of groans, gripes and
much criticisms among the EM here
at the Mess we've found by actual
clock timing that the new system for
feeding the chow lines is very much
speedier and more efficient.
Was a certain cook bucing for a
date or were there three slices of
ham the ration for a cute little Wac
on the aforementioned Wac Day din-
ner? How about it, Mintzer? Since
Clark has been transferred to Skunk
Hollow mess, he's been wanting to
know why he, like the graduating
students, didn't get a ten day delay
enroute. Will someone please tell
The disaster of the year happened
to Cpl. Kneble this week when his
means of transportation (the. bike)
was severely injured when run over
by a truck. So please bear patiently
if the mail is a little late, remember
it is being delivered by foot, until
teh bike is repaired Best wishes
to 1st Sgt. Barbier, on furlough in
dear old Louisiana.
e Letters from Capt. Casey for ex-
1 ceptional and efficient execution of
their duties were received by the fol-
e lowing EM's. Congratulations to
S/Sgt. Jolly, Sgts. Brunner, T. E.
rBrown, Cypher, Casteran, Miller,
n Cpls. Murcho, Clements, Harland,
A Johnson, Redmond, Pfc. Cirrello,
t Kerwood and Pvts. Hall and Webb.
f -Pvt. Falato

Due .to conditions entirely be-
yond their control, a good many
GI's will be unable to see the
Orange Bowl, Sugar Bowl or other
such gridiron classics this year.
But here in Panama City they're
having a 'Paper Bowl" game, so-
called in honor of you-know-what,
with special rates for service-
men. The game is between the ne-
gro teams from Moultrle, Ga.,
High School and Rosenwald High
School of Panama City. It'll
start at 3 P.M. tomorrow, Christ-
mas day.


12:45 P.M. -.Musical Recording
Hour at Post Theater. W/O Missal
12:30 P.M. Squadron A&R Re-
presentatives Meeting at Athletic
7:00 P.M. Movies at Station
8:30 P.M. Movis at Receiving
8:00 P.M. Weekly Dance at USO,
T/F Bad broadcast oer WVP.
8:00 P.M. Movies at Colored Rec
12:30 P.M. Special Service Non-
Ccn Meeting at Post Library.
5:30 P.M. Inter-Squadron Touch
Football Games.
7:00 & 8:30 P.M. 'Brazilian
Nights," USO Camp Show at Post
7:30 P.M. Tyndail Field Pre-
sents, WIp.
7:00 P.M. Protestant choir re-
hearsal, Post Chapel.
7:00 P.M. Weekly Variety Show
at Receiving Pool.


It had to happen eventually,
and today a Private First Class
Tyndall reported to Tyndall Field
for the extensive course in Aerial
Gunnery Training offered at this
Pfc. Lawrence B. Tyndall Is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles C.
Tyndall, Qf Route #1, Winter Gar-
den, Fla. And Pfc. Tyndall has
really "been around' In his less-
than-three-year Army career.
Upon his induction on March 26,
1941, the 24-year-old soldier was
sent to Camp Blanding, Fla. From
that recruit center he was sent
to Fort Bragg, N.C., and in rapid
succession back to Camp Blanding;
Camp Shelby, Miss.; Nashville
Army Air Base, in Tenn.; Maxwell
Field, Ala.; the Air Base at
Douglas, Ga.; Moody Field, Val-
dosta, Ga; Daniel Field, Augusta,
Ga.; and Herbert Smart Airport,
Macon, Ga.; -and then to Tyndall
for his aerial gunnery training.
Tyndall of Tyndall was, before
induction, a mechanics helper and
truck driver in home-town Winter
Garden, a city some 450 miles
south of Tyndall Field. He is no
relation to the family for which
the post was named.
Upon his graduation from this
Air Forces Gunnery School, Tyn-
dall of Tyndall will win his Air
Forces Gunnery Wings, and will go
into combat as a member of a
fighting crew in a fighting air-

Vandegrift Succeeds
Holcomb as Top Marine
Washington (CNS)-Lt. Gen.
Alexander A. Vandegrift, U. S.
Marine commander at Guadal-
canal and Bougainville, has been
named Commandant of the U. S.
Marine Corps, succeeding Lt. Gen.
Thomas Holcomb, who has retired.
Recently the Japanese radio re-
ported that Gen. Vandegrift was
"killed in action."

Parra 1a


8:00 P.M. GI Dance at Rec Hall.
Permanpent Party only.
8:30 P.M. Radio broadcast over
WDIP. T/F Radio Playhouse.
3:30 P.M. The Tyndall Field
Concert Band (WDLP)
6:30 P.M.- Radio Workship period.
7:00 P.M. Movies at Station
8:00 P.M. GI Dance at Rec Hall.
Students only.
8:00 P.M. Regular weekly color-
ed GI dance at colored Rec Hall.
8:30 P.M. Rec Hall Tonight

8:30 P',M. Movies at Receiving

2:00 P.M. Oildren's Christmas
Party at Post Theater.
6:00 P.M. Cadet Christmas Party
at Cadet Mess Hall.
7:30 P.M. Bosinl bouts at Re-
ceiving Pool.
8:00 P.M. Movies at Colored Rec
11:00 A.M. Christmas Party for
patients at Hospital.
3:0,0 P.M. 'till closing Open
House at white and colored Rec
7:00 P.M. Movies at Station
8:30'P.M. Movies at Receiving

Saturday. "HOLIDAY INN,' Bing
Crosby, Fred Astaire.
Olivia de Havilland, Sonny Tufts.
USO Camp Show.
Thursday, 'THE GANG'S ALL HERE, '
Alice Feye, James Ellison.
Johnny Weismuller, Nancy Kelly.

Sun., Mon., 'WINTERTIME, Sonj a
Henie, Jack Oakie.
Inez Cooper.
Wednesday, 'CAMPUS I YTBM, Gail
Olivia de Havilland.
Late Show Friday, 'IS EVERYBODY
HAPPY, Ted Lewi s.
Bill Elliott.
Late Show Saturday, 'SAHARA,'
Humphrey Bogart.

Sun., Mon., 'IN OLD CHICAGO,'
Alice Faye, Tyrone Power.
Tuesday, 'WEST SIDE KID,' Don
(Red) Barry.
Wed., Thurs., 'UNDER TWO FLAGS,'
Ronald Coleman, Claudette Colbert.
WAY, Harold Peary.
Russell Hayden.



1. Why do stars actually appear rectly from Canada?
In the Crescent of the moon?

2. Are four feet square and
four square feet the same quan-

,3. If you gave a newsdealer a
dollar bill for a newspaper, you
would be handling two different
kinds of paper. One started out
as a piece of wood, one as a
bundle of rags. Which started
as which?

4. There is a tree that grows
in California which regularly
bears fruit twice a year. What
is it?

5. Which bubbles more violently
when it boils milk or water?

6. If the word "telegraph" is
broken up, "tele" means after;
what does "graph" mean?

7. If "Swing Shift Mazle" in-
vited "Johnny Come Lately" to her
home for dinner, who would be the
hostess and who the guest?

8. Which one. of the Five Great
Lakes cannot be approached di-

9. If you picked from your
Victory garden a vegetable or
fruit for each color in the Amer-
ican flag, and you gathered toma-
toes and onions for the red and
the white, what could you get to
represent the third color of the

10. In the process of making
French toast, what must you dip
your bread in?

1. Because when we have a cres-
cent moon, the entire moon is
still there, but we don't see it.
The moon is nearer to us than the
stars aid we can't see through it.
2. No. (Four feet square means
a rectangle four feet long on
each side whose area is sixteen
square feet. Four square feet
means any group of rectangles
that may measure four feet on one
side and one on the other or
2X2 so long as their area is
four square feet.)
3. The newspaper started as a
piece of wood, the dollar bill as
a bundle of rags.
4. The fig tree. (It bears
fruit two or three times a sea-
son if climatic and other con-

editions are favorable.)
5. Milk. (A skin forms on top
and keeps the hot gases from
bursting. The protein quality of
milK causes it to foam.)
6. Write.
7. Ann Sothern -- the hostess;
James Caguey the guest.
8. Lake Michiganis the only one

which doesn't touch Canada.
9. Blueberries, concord grapes,
huckleberries, etc.
10. Beaten up eggs, sugar and
A girl can go far if she is
straight; but she can get much
further if she is curved.


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Squadron A

Pfc. Winters, 20 years old, is
from Indianapolis, and has been
in the Army for ii months.
Inducted at Fort Benjamin Har-
rison, he got his basic at St.
Petersburg, Fla., and then went to
Scott Field, Ill., for radio in-
struction prior to entering
aerial gunnery school.
Graduated from Tech High in
Indianapolis, where he boxed and
played football. Was a tile
setter in Columbus, Ohio, at the
time of his induction.

Squadron C

Pfc. Setzer comes from Morgan-
town, N.C. He is 20 years old.
He had finished two years at the
University of North Carolina at
the time of his induction at
Fort Jackson, S.C.
Went to Keesler Field, Miss.,
for his basic and then was sent
-to Scott Field, Ill., for radio
school training.
In college, he was a member of
the track team and played in the
college orchestra.


Sgt. Bridges was a gunner of
the week in his class last week.
He's 20, comes from Eau Claire,
Wis., has been in the AAF since
January i7, 1941.
Saw service in the African cam-
paign, after serving at various
fields in the States.
Returned home last April, took
further trainingat Aberdeen, Md.,
and then came to Tyndall for
aerial gunnery.

Squadron D

Sgt. Hensley was born in Nash-
ville, N.C., where he attended
the local high school and played
intra-mural sports. Enlisted in
the AAF on June 5, 1940.
Served 33 months in the Panama
Canal Zone, where he was a crew
chief in the 26th'Fighter Group
at Albrook Field.
Is 22 years old and came to
Tyndall from B-24 school at Wil-
low Run, Mich. Intends to make
the Air Forces a career.

Squadron B
Sgt. Bollman served in England
for ii months, in Aif Corps Sup-
ply, before coming back to the
United States for cadet train-
ing. Was eliminated during basic.
He's 25 years old, unmarried,
comes from Pittsfield, Illinois.

Bollman got his basic at Jeff-
erson Barracks, went to AM School
at Chanute, then was stationed
on the west coast, with head-
quarters at the Sacramento Air
Depot, for three and a half
months before going overseas.
He has two brothers overseas.

Squadron E

Pft. Everett entered the Army
on March 8 of this year and went
to Miami Beach for his basic
After completing basic, he was
sent to Scott Field, Illinois,
for schooling as a radio oper-
ator-mechanic, and then came to
Tyndall for gunnery.
Everett, who is 22 and single,
attended the University of Con-
necticut after graduation from
high school. At the time of his
induction, he was working as a

I machinist.



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