This pictorial column was originally published in the May, 1943, issue of Air News magazine, vol 4, no 5, p 6.
The column is a page of 6 captioned photos.
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- RAF Coastal Command uses B-17 IIs such as this one for anti-submarine patrol work under lease-lend agreement with the United States. Fortress II is British appellation for US B-17E, is 5' longer than earlier models, and has loaded weight some 5 tons greater than the B-17D. Prototype of this 22-ton aircraft is Boeing 299.
- Death and disfiguration lay in the wake of these Flying Fortresses returning from a bombing sortie on Japanese installations on Gizo Island in the Solomons, triple-pronged aerial blast against the enemy during the battle for Guadalcanal. Pictures indicate world-wide combat importance of Boeing's B-17 Flying Fortresses.
- One of the toughest, hottest fighter squadrons in the South Pacific area is marine group commanded by Captain Joe Foss, leading American ace to date of this war. Squadron bag is over 60 Jap planes. Foss himself has confirmation on 26. He is shown in the center, characteristically chewing on his beloved cigar, while around him, reading from left to right, the other flying marines are: Greg Loesch 23, Montrose, CA; Frank Presley, of Encinitas, CA; Oscar Bate, of Essex Fells, NJ; Roger Haberman, 26, Ellsworth, WI; Bill Freeman, 25, of Bonham, TX; Tom Furlow, 23, of Montrose, CO. Foss comes from Sioux Falls, SD.
- Chronic dashers-and-missers of the 5:15 need not hurry in the future, for tomorrow's transportation will probably provide conveniences such as this: a helicopter which can hover 30 feet above the ground while passenger clambers aboard by means of a rope ladder. Developed for Army, it lands, takes off in limited space.
- Fantastically resembling the gaping maw of a whale, this cargo glider disgorges a jeep, miniature in size so that it can be transported in planes, while airborne engineers, training for their job of repairing bomb-damaged airfields and landing strips, supervise operations. This picture was taken at Westover Field.