This pictorial column was originally published in the December, 1943, January, 1944, issue of Air News magazine, vol 5, no 6, p 28.
The column is a page of 6 captioned photos.
Photos credited to Sovfoto, British Air Ministry, International.
- Soviet air headquarters advised an advance base that German troops were preparing a counterblow north of city "X." In clouds of dust, squadrons of Pe-2s take off. Yak-4s are similar in appearance, carry engine nacelles farther forward.
- A Naples Street becomes a landing field as General Mark Clark hops out of his "Puddle Jumper." Jeeps are slow, uncomfortable over backroads so General Clark travels from headquarters to Naples in this small courier craft to view his troops.
- Now hurtling to German devastation are the largest bombs employed in aerial warfare. These 8,000- and 4,000-lb masses of destruction are being installed in the bomb bay of a Lancaster for RAF night raids over large Reich industrial plants.
- One of the few released pictures from Soviet Russia demonstrates her strong air force. Pe-2 Soviet bombers approach objectives, execute their assignment despite terrific blasts of antiaircraft fire from a fierce, desperate German battery.
- Returning from the Nazi engagement, a Russian gunner shot down one Fw-190. while standing up through a hole cut in the fuselage.
- Soviet flier, Captain S Sibirin, who brought down five Fascist planes, congratulates French pilot after downing a German ship.