January

COMMERCIAL
'Airmada'Col Edward S Evans25
Garment ParachuteRowland Carter56
Freight — by AirSigmund K Lohn59
Control TowerGerald Crowley57
ENGINEERING
Development of the PT-25Will Vandermeer50
The Automotive Body Engineer in AviationJohn C Widman61
Selecting the Airfoil SectionRaoul Hoffman66
MILITARY
War in the Air22
The Quality of US AircraftMaj Oliver Stewart26
Russia's Fighter CommandMaj Gen Mikhail M Gromov27
Frame Those Wings, Sister!28
Aircraft Maintenance in the DesertLieut Col Robert Toland29
Those Fighting PolesDwight V Swain30
The Aerial BombCol S R Stribling38
Seat-of-the-pants StrategyJack Knight41
Back Seat HeroesLieut Fred Topper, Jr55
Fog ls No Fun!Lieut J C Bower, Jr57
TRAINING
CPT and the NavyCapt Arthur W Radford20
Pre-Glider TrainingRobert L McIntyre45
Time Alone Doesn't CountM Berley Kittrell49
School for BombardiersLieut Frank J Rilling 52
Aeronautics in High SchoolCharles I Stanton60
PRIVATE FLYING
Good Morning, Inspector!John R Hoyt62
TRANSPORTATION
International Express, UnlimitedWilliam Levenor42
The Average Airline PilotDr Howard K Edwards44
Alaska SpecialSigrid Arne46
Airlines Are Big BusinessRobert S Morton47
RESEARCH
Clothes Make the AirmanDonald O Herty51
MAINTENANCE
Air Forces' Civilian SoldiersAlfred Toombs32
PERSONALITIES
Plane PainterE Jay Doherty58
WASHINGTON
From HeadquartersLieut Col Harold E Hartney34
DEPARTMENTS
For Identification35
AOPA News48
Air Services Section63
Have You Seen?68
I Learned About Flying From That! — No 42Alek Papana70
Industrial Aviation Section89
Letters120
The Library138

February

US Naval Aviation at War
IntroductionWilliam B Ziff 46
The Navy's Air ArmCol Frank Knox47
The Job Has Just StartedHon Artemus L Gates48
Naval Aviation at WarAdm Ernest J King49
BuaerRear Adm John S McCain 50
Color Section51
The Battles71
The CarrierRear Adm Frederick C Sherman77
The FighterLieut Comm John S Thach81
The Scout BomberCol Ira L Kimes85
Scout ObservationComm M K Fleming, Jr89
Patrol BomberComm T R Frederick91
Torpedo BomberComm D E Wilcox97
The Enemy100
The MarinesMajor Gen Ralph J Mitchell104
ParatroopsLieut Col Louis E Marie, Jr105
GlidersLieut Col John Wehle109
Barrage BalloonsLieut Col Bernard L Smith111
The Coast Guard114
Fighting Three117
Duotone Portfolio119
Air TransportComm C H Schildhauer127
Ground Crews129
PhotographyCapt L A Poe131
ConvoyComm B Vosseller135
Airmen138
AerologyLieut Comm H T Orville140
Salon Section143
MedicineLieut Comm Leon D Carson159
Air IntelligenceComm Frank W Wead163
Radio and Fleet AviationComm Frank Akers165
The CatapultComm J A Haley 167
Flight TrainingLieut John R Hoyt169
Technical TrainingLieut Fred Tupper, Jr174
Selection BoardsCapt Joseph B Lynch178
Training FilmsLieut Thomas Orchard179
Dilbert181
The WAVESLieut Joy Bright Hancock182
Lighter-Than-AirCapt T G W Settle184
Life-Saving EquipmentComm James E Sullivan185
ArmamentComm Norman Wyatt Ellis189
'Hot Spot,' the Solomons261

March

ENGINEERING
The HurricaneSir Frank Spencer Spriggs28
Engines and AltitudeRex Sydney30
Spars by RadioGeorge R Reiss33
Safety SleuthsSanford S Little36
The Nose of the AirfoilRaoul J Hoffman63
Test ExpertsWilliam F Boni69
Maintenance CooperationRobert J. Curry105
MILITARY
War in the Air22
Aces tor ChinaGeorge H Copeland26
Helicopters for War?Rowland Carter38
Air Force on FileJames Montagnes102
Old Bag of BoltsMaj Ben H Pearse108
COMMERCIAL
Aviation's Greatest 1942 Achievement18
Landplanes or Flying Boats for Cargo?Theodore P Hall20
ConstellationPaul Pierce35
The Wrights Were RightWilliam Levenor39
Lancaster Production41
Industry Row62
Dixie DustersDonn Hale Munson84
TRAINING
Carriers Coming Up!Lieut Fred Tupper, Jr42
'Observe and Report'Lieut. Thurman E Bercaw45
Tough BabyWilliam D Strohmeier48
The Civilian Instructor Comes ThroughCapt Allen C Rankin55
Navigating ProfessorKurt Rand59
PRIVATE FLYING
It Takes Sense to Fly!John R Hoyt57
Wartime Air InsuranceFred C Crowell, Jr70
Service tor TomorrowEdward Churchill37
TRANSPORTATION
Air Traffic to ComeGlen A Gilbert 45
WASHINGTON
Report from WashingtonWilliam B Ziff 44
From HeadquartersLieut Col Harold E Hartney  62
DEPARTMENTS
At Deadline14
For Identification49
Air Services Section:
  The AAF's Potent Power Turrets
52
AOPA News58
Have You Seen?59
I Learned About Flying from That! — No 43F H Christensen54
Letters55
Industrial Aviation Section91
The Library147

April

Engineering
Autos to AircraftL C Goad26
Air Forces' Laboratory32
Engineering an AirportCurtiss Fuller44
The Great Yankee Doodle84
Automatic Pilot SeatS R Winters87
Military
Marine Airmen on GuadalcanalMaj Gen R J Mitchell22
Hell Raisers34
Men Behind the BombersWing Comm L V Fraser39
London SurveyE Colston Sheperd43
War in the Air61
Combat CameraWilliam Stull98
Commercial
Tomorrow – As a Pilot sees ItCapt Fred Smith49
Maintenance InspectionsRobert J Curry136
Training
Tough PilotsCharles A Keefer30
There Is No Substitute for Marksmanship36
Communications SchoolLewis Winner
Flight Technique
Flight in NatureFrank W Lane46
Why stalls and Spins?John R Hoyt53
Medicine
Pilot's Health CommandmentsAlma Heflin McCormick  51
How to Prevent Air SicknessDr G R Wendt58
Transportation
The President's FlightJohn Murdoch25
Glider TrainElvon L Howe40
Iceland FlightClayton Knight70
Personality
Young Man with VisionLew Tansky102
Washington
Report from WashingtonCharles I Stanton60
Departments
For Identification55
Have You Seen?66
I Learned About Flying from That! – No 44Maj H S Mazet68
Industrial Aviation109
Letters116
Air Services Section128
AOPA News140
Fifteen Years Ago162
The Library168

May

ENGINEERING
The AllisonWilliam Levenor28
Airline Fuel ConsumptionM G Beard56
Flight Test RecorderLynn C Thomas60
Accident PreventerFred Van Devender74
MILITARY
Lightning: in AfricaCapt William J Hoelle 24
Night FightersEdward Kennedy35
Today's Aircraft CarriersBruno Gruenwald38
London SurveyPeter G Masefield44
RCAF Pilot PoolBruce Keith48
Some Soldiers Don't ShootKurt Rand62
[ Pink Ladyby Joseph Morton64 ]
COMMERCIAL
These Young Old MenEdward Churchill26
Your Future in AviationMarvin Martin32
World Partnership in the AirRep William S Hill55
TRAINING
Training Army NavigatorsEdward J Ryan42
Tennessee‘s AirwomenGene Slack46
Guinea Pigs Grow WingsLieut Albert W Spiers59
PRODUCTION
'Will It Run?'Robert Stewart21
Birth of a BomberJ I Waddington36
Big Nazi80
PRIVATE FLYING
Dead Reckoning NavigationE L Collins65
TRANSPORTATION
Car to the Airport Lynn H Kerrington76
WASHINGTON
Report from WashingtonEdgar S Gorrell64
DEPARTMENTS
At Deadline8
Color Section51
For Identification67
Have You Seen?70
I Learned About Flying from That! — No 45T H Chamberlain72
Letters79
Air Services Section95
Industrial Aviation111
AOPA News134
Fifteen Years Ago154

June

ENGINEERING
Airline Fuel Consumption (conclusion)Capt M G Beard59
MILITARY
The Invasion Has StartedWilliam Levenor21
Assault on AfricaFred Tupper, Jr31
London SurveyE Colston Shepherd37
Attack-Fighter43
Riding the LightningPaul Pierce44
How to Beat the Japs in ChinaMaj H S Mazet48
Fast FlyersJames Montagnes72
Natal BaseHenry W Bagley86
COMMERCIAL
The Aerial Watch on America's FoodS R Winters46
TRAINING
The Fundamentals of Air Fighting24
Scrapped VeteransC Budd Dugan40
Aircraft Recognition HintsSq Ldr S W Gardner60
'Patter'John R Hoyt80
Wash RideLieut Richard Ryan88
MAINTENANCE
The WAMSIdell D Hays38
PRODUCTION
Plastic PlanesWilliam Winter34
PRIVATE FLYING
Have You Been Grounded?Sedley Peck68
PERSONALITY
From L-3 to P-47Lew Tansky74
TRANSPORTATION
Bush Flying — ModernizedBruce Keith28
WASHINGTON
Report from WashingtonL Welch Pogue42
DEPARTMENTS
At Deadline8
Color Section51
For Identification61
Have You Seen?64
I Learned About Flying from That! — No 46W F Bettwy66
The Library85
Industrial Aviation103
Air Services Section119
Fifteen Years Ago138
AOPA News148
Letters150

July

COMMERCIAL
Be Careful Where You Fly!Russ Johnston43
Good Pilots Will Never Come CheapCapt Fred Smith59
Post-War Air TerminalsHans J Lubig60
"Witamin Wagons"Don R Rae62
ENGINEERING
Mass-Production CarriersRex Sydney24
Bird-Proof WindshieldsA L Morse40
ContrapropsT B Martin67
P4Y80
TRAINING
Armed Forces Pilot PoolJohn Stuart 48
Mobile Airport ControlJames Montagnes50
The FifinellasBarbara Selby76
MILITARY
Has Aviation Doomed the Tank?William Levenor21
Air Forces Wings 27
Versatile Bomber28
CAP Joins the ArmyStewart Jackson 30
Burma BansheeJohn H Murdoch, III34
The Norden BombsightKurt Rand 37
Scoring the Box Score
Iceland Patrol44
One Fighter — Special Delivery47
US Pilots — the British WayPaul G Sturges64
INDUSTRIAL AVIATION
Accident Prevention in Airplane ProductionWilliam S Rhodes105
Electric Ears108
Piper PT Trainer110
The Stratotrainer112
New Equipment114
AIR SERVICES
Training Navy Air TechniciansFred Tupper, Jr121
Line TaxiBruce Macintosh 124
DEPARTMENTS
At Deadline8
Report from Washington46
Color Section51
London SurveyPeter G. Masefield66
For Identification69
Have You Seen?72
I Learned About Flying from That! — No 47Charles W Schliff 74
Letters154
Fifteen Years Ago156
AOPA News162
The Library164

August

COMMERCIAL
Sky FreighterWilliam F Boni34
All-Purpose GogglesSanford S Little43
Detroit Builds WarplanesChristy Borth44
Cargo ExpeditersPaul Pierce52
The Handicapped Do Their ShareVictor Boesen72
Your Airline Ticket76
White-Collar RiveterHarold Keen78
ENGINEERING
Airports at SeaEdward R Armstrong27
Dive-Bombing Brake51
Moving Workers to Willow RunCurtis Fuller79
TRAINING
'Special Devices'Stewart Johnson24
Link Ladies54
Grease MonkeysHerman Rudolph58
Compass Courses Are EasyJohn R Hoyt96
MILITARY
The RAF Technique for Bombing GermanyRex Sydney21
The ATA GirlsComm Pauline Gower30
Flying CouriersGeorge R Reiss33
First Analysis of the ThunderboltPeter G Masefield47
Flood FlyersMaurice Roddy49
He Keeps Them FlyingJohn Scott Douglas75
Life-Saving FishRobert Gordon88
Marauding VeteransJohn Stuart90
INDUSTRIAL AVIATION
Production IllustrationsA D Pyeatt125
Explosive Rivets130
Mass Producing Fortresses138
New Equipment140
AIR SERVICES
Aerial GrasshoppersStaff Sgt S A Ilitzky149
Navigation SimplifiedV C Jones156
Briefs130
DEPARTMENTS
At Deadline8
Salon Section35
London SurveyE Colston Shepherd56
Color Section59
Report from WashingtonMichael H Froelich71
For Identification81
Have You Seen?84
I Learned About Flying from That! — No 48Lieut Comm Paul Philip Barrick86
Letters94
Fifteen Years Ago98
AOPA News102
The Library190

September

ENGINEERING
Steady Aim!30
TRAINING
Prelude to FlightDonn Hale Munson24
Hangar HeroesKurt Rand43
MILITARY
Air EvacuationJohn Stuart 21
Skip-BombingWayne Gordon27
"Sea Birds"Roger Williams32
Flight to MoscowE Jay Doherty45
London SurveyPeter G Masefield57
COMMERCIAL
Airport HazardsBliss Kelly51
Planes Blaze Trail for Alaska HighwayK H Siddall54
PRIVATE
War and the CAAH F Illich58
If Your Plane Has Been StoredAlma Heflin McCormick72
PHOTO SALON
Duotone35
Full Color59
INDUSTRIAL AVIATION
Airacobra WingsJohn E Rae103
Production IllustrationsA D Pyeatt106
Droppable Fuel Tanks111
New Equipment112
DEPARTMENTS
At Deadline8
Report from WashingtonJ Carlton Ward, Jr48
For Identification49
Have You Seen?69
I Learned About Flying from That! — No 49David C Cooke 70
Letters78
AOPA News82
Fifteen Years Ago123
The Library128
Photo Credits149

October

Special issue US Army Air Forces at War
ForewordWilliam B Ziff 48
AAF On the OffensiveHon Robert A Lovett49
Air Strategy for VictoryGen Henry H Arnold50
Color Sections51 and 135
AAF Map of the World67
War in the Air71
Lessons From Combat76
Mission78
"AAFSAT"80
Strategic Bombing83
AAF Album87
The Bombsight103
The Bomber is Born108
Bombs111
The Men114
Air Support116
Developing the Tools119
Nerve Center of Air Power122
Buying Our Warplanes126
Air Forces Proving Ground130
Planes by the Thousands132
The Fighter134
17 — and the AAF151
The Training Command152
Saving Air Crews158
Aviation Medicine160
Air Intelligence162
Aerial Gunnery166
Rotogravure Section167
Air Transport Command183
Air Bases — Everywhere186
We Study the Enemy188
Photo Reconnaissance191
Weather Goes to War192
Field Maintenance193
Radio194
Foreign Trainees196
Instruments198
AAF Diary348

November

TRAINING
Straight ShootersRex Sydney43
Troop Carrier Mission52
The WTS ProgramR McLean Stewart 74
MILITARY
The Air Assault on JapanJohn G Norris21
Attack by GliderJohn Stuart 26
London SurveyE Colston Shepherd31
Air Power and Festung EuropaCapt H A DeWeerd32
Mosquito RaidWing Commander H W Reynolds34
Tougher Lib45
Flight to BritainMax Karant48
Big DepotCapt Arthur F Spaeth49
High Spy54
Ferry GodfathersPaul Dillon56
COMMERCIAL
A Fighting Plan tor Peacetime ProductionHarry Woodhead24
Canada's Air DiplomacyFrancis Flaherty28
Steel SaverJack Miehls46
PERSONALITY
Battling InventorHarm White81
PHOTO SALON
Duotone35
Full Color59
INDUSTRIAL AVIATION
Mechanical Loader115
Detailing the P-39116
Photographing Templates113
Carburetor Air FiltersWayne Cannon120
New Equipment123
DEPARTMENTS
Report from WashingtonRep Jennings Randolph51
For Identification67
Have You Seen?70
I Learned About Flying from That! — No 50William D. Strohmeier72
AOPA News76
Letters96
Fifteen Years Ago152
The Library152
Photo Credits160

December

TRAINING
Flat-Hatting Sense51
Big-League Trainer72
Who Said "Draft Dodgers"?Earl D Prudden74
MILITARY
The Air MarinesCurtis Fuller24
Air Service CommandCharles Starrett, Jr28
African AirwayJohn Stuart31
Night RaidLieut Ernie Weyle34
Naval Aircraft FactoryLieut George N Shumway, USNR44
Arabian Air ForceFrank Cunningham47
Hellcat53
Wewak Attack54
Modeling AAF EquipmentBrian Hedges58
Flight-Testing the ZeroC Budd Dugan65
Service JobH E Patterson 70
RAF Life SaversWing Commander I R Gleed75
COMMERCIAL
This Air WorldElvon L Howe21
Wartime Airline MaintenanceFred Page26
Air War on the GrasshopperS R Winters 32
Raw Rubber by Air46
Laboratory LadiesPhyllis Gandee56
PERSONALITY
Parachute ParsonAlfred Crowell43
PHOTO SALON
Duotone35
Full Color59
ENGINEERING
Electric Gun SightWayne Gordon50
German Aircraft RadioWilliam P Lear67
INDUSTRIAL AVIATION
Technical Advances in Aircraft PlywoodThomas D Perry149
Aircraft ElectricityLieut Col T B Holliday153
Precision Instruments for InspectionLouis Poll156
Building the Gunner160
New Equipment162
DEPARTMENTS
Report from WashingtonL P Sharples49
For Identification77
Have You Seen?80
I Learned About Flying from That! — No 51James Carlos Smith82
AOPA News84
The Library86
Letters122
Fifteen Years Ago188
Photo Credits192