This pictorial column was originally published in the issue of Air News magazine, vol 5, no 3, p 4.
The column is a page of 5 captioned photos.
Photos credited to Acme, International.
- Lesser lights might have a batman at hand to carry baggage, but Lt General Stillwell, Commander in the Far East, totes his own. He's talking to Flying Tiger Chennault, Commander of the fourteenth USAAF on the China front.
- In the field the motto is "utilize everything." Here, an RAF unit set up temporary office quarters under the wing of a Nazi plane on captured Comiso airfield in Sicily to plan similar destruction and annihilation of the Luftwaffe.
- An artistic picture possesses an ominous connotation A "first" of RAF Mitchell B-25 bombers flying over England en route to daylight raids blasting enemy territory, a portion of the dynamite thrown day and night on industrial cities.
- They resemble peppermint sticks, but actually two deadly .50-caliber guns are poking their barrels from a Ford-built B-24 bomber. Turret gives gunner almost 360° visibility. Power turrets contend with fighters flying 380 mph.
Note: Tail number in background is B-24H-1-FO 27473. Ford-built B-24 means this will be an Emerson nose turret.
- Staff Sgt Hoffecker views with pardonable pride the ambitious Liberator of which he is crew member. Markings indicate 7 Jap ships damaged or sunk, 18 Zero planes destroyed, 68 bombing missions, 9 Purple Heart emblems.
Note: The plane shown is a B-17, not a B-24. JLM