This pictorial column was originally published in the issue of Air News magazine, vol 5, no 3, p 8.
The column is a page of 6 captioned photos.
Photos credited to European Photos, International European Photos, Fairchild, International.
- Taken from the cockpit of an American Flying Fortress, this is the armada that took off from Africa to bomb Rome. Mission proved the American strategic contention that precision bombing was only satisfactory method for certain targets.
- Japs over Timor try the Nazi technique of dropping bombs from their fighters designed to burst near the American bombers. The picture shows streaming fragments missing the ship. The system has proven difficult.
- Sweden's latest fighter design, the J-22, recently got its first public demonstration before members of the legislature at Barkarby airfield. It was designed by Bo Lunberg, is powered by a Swedish-built Star engine.
- The first all-Swedish twin-engined bomber, shown in the same demonstration as the J-22, the B-18, shows strong Dornier design influence. It was built by over 200 subcontractors, and like the fighter, is assembled at Svenska Aeropan AB's plant.
- The Gunner, Fairchild's AT-21 advanced trainer, powered by two 500-hp Ranger engines, is demonstrated before municipal officials and factory employees at Raleigh, NC. The all-wood plane was the first built at plant near Kitty Hawk.
- "Somewhere in Africa," armorers load 500-pound bombs onto the new A-36 attack bomber, a dive-brake-equipped version of the Mustang. Used for bombing and strafing, it has been nicknamed the Invader by crews.