January

TRAINING
The Paratroops Alfred Toombs32
"Ditch Ship!"50
MILITARY
The World's Best AircraftPeter G Masefield21
Shuttle-BombingE Jay Doherty26
Raid on Wake28
Monster30
Keep Aviation on the Navy's Team!Adm Ernest J King46
Russian Air Bases?Alexander Kiralfy48
Air Power and Island WarfareCapt H A DeWeerd52
Three-Eyed MappingCurtis Fuller63
The WASPJohn Stuart73
COMMERCIAL
Approach ControlGerald O Crowley43
Why Aircraft Manufacturers Face BankruptcyRalph S Damon44
Combat Maintenance Is ToughClyde R Paton &
William C Gould
54
Our Handicapped AirlinesBainbridge Crist71
PHOTO SALON
Duotone35
Full Color59
ENGINEERING
Mighty MidgetEdward Churchill58
The "Fifty"Stuart Johnson66
Flux Gate CompassHendry L Bart69
METEOROLOGY
Thunderhead!John R Hoyt57
DEPARTMENTS
Report from WashingtonFranklin T Kurt68
London SurveyE Colston Shepherd  72
For Identification75
Have You Seen?78
I Learned About Flying from That! — No 52Robert M Smith80
AOPA News82
Letters84
The Library86
Photo Credits162
Fifteen Years Ago164

February

MILITARY
The Misuse of Air PowerBrig Gen Henry J Reilly, ORC  21
Rabaul Raid 28
Air War's Test TubeGeorge Johnston30
Air Power ControlJohn C. Ross48
Fort vs LibPeter G Masefield 49
Big Shot52
Arctic Emergencies54
Dam BustersClarence Curtis65
COMMERCIAL
Atlantic Steppingstone John Norris33
The CAB Grab-BagJo Ellen Adams47
Short Snorter57
Future Air Traffic Control72
TRAINING
All-American Air TeamWilliam Barry24
Aviation at West PointCol George F Schlatter43
Miniature Air ForceCurtis Fuller50
Instrument Flying Modernized68
NAVIGATION
The Elements of 'Celestial'Lieut Comm P V H Weems34
ENGINEERING
Butane for AircraftNelson M Jones45
Flaw DetectorJohn L Bach78
PRODUCTION
'Feeder' FactoriesHarold Keen26
Madame Mechanic58
"Boypower"Barbara M Sewald70
PHOTO SALON
Duotone35
Full Color59
DEPARTMENTS
Report from Washington67
For Identification75
Have You Seen?80
I Learned About Flying from That! — No 53George V Caesar82
AOPA News90
Letters159
Fifteen Years Ago170
Photo Credits173

March

MILITARY
Air Power in the InvasionBrig Gen Henry J Reilly, ORC  21
Needed — A Department of WarAdm H E Yarnell, USN (Ret)29
Helldiver30
Wolf PackLieut Richard G Hubler34
Co-Pilots for Bombers?45
Pilots' Puzzle48
The LuftwaffeJo Ellen Adams50
Army Air Forces Report54
Bombing DiaryJ Paul O'Brien58
Saturation by FireFred Hamlin74
COMMERCIAL
China ClipperHoward Waldorf24
Chile's Air TransportJohn C Ross66
Future Air Traffic Control69
TRAINING
Parachute Sense32
ENGINEERING
Armament Test TubeCharles Starrett, Jr43
Reclaiming Enemy AirdromesWilliam S Woodruff46
PRODUCTION
T for Turnover!Gaither Littrell 26
Production by RepairJ I Waddington63
PHOTO SALON
Duotone35
Full Color59
DEPARTMENTS
Report from Washington65
For Identification71
Have You Seen?76
I Learned About Flying from That! — No 54Lieut Raymond G Kramer78
AOPA News80
Letters82
Library84
Fifteen Years Ago156
Photo Credits172

April

MILITARY
The French Air Force Never Fought!Pierre Cot21
Mustang II27
The Carrier Becomes Our Capital ShipJoseph A Bors28
Giant GliderJohn Broberg34
Naval Aviation's Storehouse53
Invasion Air PatternMaj H A DeWeerd54
Wolf PackLieut Richard G Hubler  63
Code Names for Jap Planes81
COMMERCIAL
Paper Planes?Curtis Fuller32
Is Aviation's Fuel Supply Threatened?Sen J C O'Mahoney65
TRAINING
How to Fly the Thunderbolt43
Torpedo RunKenneth R Porter58
Train or Not to Train?Fred Hamlin67
ENGINEERING
Airports of TomorrowWilliam A M Burden48
How to Weigh an AirplaneBernice K Platt 50
The Boston56
PRODUCTION
Signposts of the AirPrentiss Cleaves24
TRANSPORTATION
Should Surface Carriers Operate Airlines?Charles Corddry, Jr 30
Oceanic ShuttleKurt Rand 86
REGULATIONS
Proposed CAR RevisionsJesse W Lankford47
PHOTO SALON
Duotone35
Full Color59
DEPARTMENTS
Report from Washington64
For Identification69
Have You Seen?72
I Learned About Flying from That! — No 55Maj John C Meyer74
Letters76
AOPA News78
Library82
Fifteen Years Ago170
Photo Credits172

May

MILITARY
Air Strategy in the PacificBrig Gen Henry J Reilly, ORC  21
The Goldfish ClubSpenser Allberry24
A Carrier at Work30
Bombing ProofHendry L Bart44
Truk Reconnaissance50
The Air Must Be FreeSen Elbert D. Thomas51
GI NavyMaurice Roddy57
Flight Clearance, Army StyleM/Sgt Benjamin A Gililland61
Plane "Cannibals"Capt Alfred Friendly64
TRAINING
Flight NurseLieut George Mason55
TRANSPORTATION
Airlines at WarEdith M Stern26
Latin America Moves by AirRaymond Nathan52
African AirlineJames Glasscock 69
ENGINEERING
'Ultra-High' on the AirwaysFred Hamlin43
Pigmy GaugeMerle Brady46
Electronic Pilot48
"Gibson Girl"62
The Dauntless62
PRIVATE FLYING
Post-war Private PlanesWilliam D Hall28
PRODUCTION
Race Track Production LineHarold Keen67
PHOTO SALON
Duotone35
Color Section59
DEPARTMENTS
Report from Washington68
For Identification71
Have You Seen?74
I Learned About Flying from That! — No 56Peter Wright76
AOPA News78
The Library80
Letters82
Fifteen Years Ago134
Photo Credits170

June

MILITARY
The PathfindersKenneth R Porter24
The Fleet Air Arm28
ASC, North AfricaCol Roland Birnn48
Coastal CopsWillard Wiener51
Pacific Report52
The AIR WAVESJay Allison57
Aircraft of the US Armed Forces73
TRAINING
Pilots, Meet the Caydet42
CQTUMax Karant54
The French Fly AgainMaj Allen C Rankin, Jr  68
TRANSPORTATION
Air Transport and the FutureL Welch Pogue21
New GiantGaither Littrell 27
The Navy's AirlineJoseph A Bors32
Local AirlinesGeorge W Burgess70
ENGINEERING
Our Firepower DevelopmentsCol Frank C Wolfe58
The Skymaster66
PHOTO SALON
Duotone35
Color Section59
DEPARTMENTS
Report from WashingtonFred Hamlin65
For Identification71
[ Aircraft of the US Armed Forces (table)73 ]
Have You Seen?74
I Learned About Flying from That! — No 57Capt W J Hull 76
Letters78
Library80
AOPA News84
Fifteen Years Ago156
Photo Credits158

July

MILITARY
Lightplanes for WarClarence Curtis26
Seabees at WorkJoseph A Bors28
Foggia — Airpower SymbolSgt J J Lichman32
Corsair34
Jungle Emergencies44
Barracuda46
Curve of PursuitGaither Littrell56
ENGINEERING
Limitations of the HelicopterGrover Loening24
Inventors' CouncilCharles E Planck55
PRODUCTION
Your Draft StatusCharles Wilson47
Factory MedicoFredric Sinclair50
Modification Center52
Superfort Power PlantCurtis Fuller70
COMMERCIAL
Sky Highways?David E Postle21
Constellation FlightErnest Barcella67
PERSONALITIES
Ground PilotGeorge R Reiss 43
Multi-Million MilerFrank Muni69
PHOTO SALON
Duotone35
Color Section59
DEPARTMENTS
Report from Washington49
For Identification73
Have You Seen?76
I Learned About Flying from That! — No 58Lieut Walter M Sessums  78
Letters80
Library84
AOPA News86
Fifteen Years Ago154
Photo Credits176

August

MILITARY
Invasion by Air21
The Ace Business André Berniere26
Synthetic Air WarJoseph A Bors30
The B-29Max Karant48
'Skeeter'49
How to Bail Out of the Flying Fortress58
Aerial EavesdropperCharles Corddry, Jr67
TRANSPORTATION
Air Mail Comes of AgeCharles I Stanton24
Air Policy and the State Department33
TRAINING
Pity the Poor Instructor!Lieut Col H S Mazet  34
Classroom NavigationJohn C Ross50
Dilbert, USNJohn B Goodman55
NATIONAL POLICY
A Four-Point Program for AviationE E Wilson46
INDUSTRY
Model AirmenGeorge Berkowitz28
Converting the CoronadoHarold Keen 43
The Aircraft Factory Goes to PressRichard O'Connor52
Nylon Life SaversO J Mink56
PHOTO SALON
Duotone35
Color Section59
DEPARTMENTS
Report from Washington45
For Identification69
Have You Seen?72
I Learned About Flying from That! — No 59Arturo Gigante74
Letters 80
The Library84
AOPA News88
Fifteen Years Ago140
Photo Credits160

September

MILITARY
How We Must Use Air PowerBrig Gen Henry J Reilly, ORC21
Jet BombKenneth R Porter24
How We Beat the ZeroLieut Comdr E Scott McCuskey  29
Death of the WaspSpencer Held47
TRANSPORTATION
A 'Chosen Instrument' Airline?W A Patterson
and Ralph S Damon
26
Atlantic CrossroadE Jay Doherty56
ENGINEERING
The MustangEdward Churchill 32
FLYING Cutaway — (The Mustang)R G Smith35
Transport BlinkersAlan L Morse53
Homing by RadioSebastian B Littauer58
POST-WAR
World CPTP?Fred Hamlin28
Latin America's Air FutureNelson Rockefeller48
Education for the Air AgeAlbert Bartlett 50
INDUSTRY
Disposing of Surplus WarplanesJoseph A Bors54
Incentive Pay in AviationPhillips J Peck60
MAINTENANCE
Refueling the Airplane61
PRIVATE FLYING
What Was Wrong with Private Flying?Charles E Planck30
PHOTO SALON
Duotone39
Color Section63
DEPARTMENTS
Report from Washington52
For Identification71
Have You Seen?74
I Learned About Flying from That! — No 60James W Burke76
Letters78
The Library80
AOPA News82
Fifteen Years Ago118
Photo Credits158

October

Special issue US Naval Aviation at War
IntroductionHon Artemus L Gates  44
This Issue45
Campaign by Air46
CV — The Carriers48
Dumbo52
VF — The Fighters54
VSB — The Dive Bombers 58
VSO — Scout Observation61
Night Fighters63
VTB — The Torpedo Bombers64
Color Section67
VJ — Utility103
NATS104
The Marines106
One Ally109
Hunting the Sub110
VPB — Search112
Black Cats114
The Jap116
SCAT118
The Seabees 120
The Coast Guard122
Air Combat Intelligence123
Aerology125
Lighter-Than-Air126
The Flight Surgeon127
Crash Boats129
Armament130
Advance Base133
Rotogravure Section135
Life on a Carrier151
The Sense Manuals153
African Wing-Ding154
Rehabilitation155
Ghost Patrol157
The WAVES158
Navigation160
Photography161
Survival163
Aircrewmen164
Recognition166
Duotone Section167
Safety Equipment183
Seaplane Tenders185
Ground Crews187

November

MILITARY
Flexibility of Air PowerBrig Gen Henry J Reilly, ORC  21
Air Tactics in FranceKenneth R Porter 24
Flying The AiracometMaj Charles M Fischer29
Our Captured AirmenJoan David32
Planes vs BattleshipsJoseph A Bors43
Seamen in SpitsLieut John R Norris. USNR54
How to Bail Out of the Marauder58
PRIVATE FLYING
Make Flying EasierEdward E Slattery, Jr30
Engines for Private PlanesCarl T Doman51
Toward Simpler Air RulesHelen Ashby55
AIR COMMERCE
Air Traffic Control Limitations Glen A Gilbert46
Airline Jobs, Post-WarVictor Vernon53
AIR SAFETY
Rescue by RadioErnest Barcella
and Oliver Read
26
HISTORICAL
The First Robot BomberGaither Littrell44
PERSONALITY
The Gray-Haired EnsignLawrence E Watkin49
PHOTO SALON
The Month's Best35
Color Section59
DEPARTMENTS
Report from Washington50
Have You Seen?56
For Identification71
I Learned About Flying from That! — No 61James Gittings74
Letters76
The Library78
AOPA News80
The British Say …96
Fifteen Years Ago105
Photo Credits150

December

NATIONAL POLICY
This Administration's Air PolicyHon Harry S Truman21
America's World Air RoutesCharles Wilson32
MILITARY
Pappy's BlacksheepGaither Littrell25
12 Minutes of Hell34
Oxygen Sense48
Requiem for the WaspBarbara E Poole55
Front Line AirstripsKenneth R Porter58
PRIVATE FLYING
Private Flying and the Fixed Base OperatorOliver L Parks
and Fred Hamlin
22
Make Way for Aircraft RadioSidney Nesbitt47
Use That Computer!Russ Brinkley53
Want a Warplane?75
METEOROLOGY
That Hurricane FlightWilliam Wade24
POST-WAR
The Beck PlanFranklin D Walker 27
Airborne Plagues?Maj Sedley Peck28
When Johnny Comes Flying HomePhillips J. Peck30
ENGINEERING
British Super Transport44
Accepted: One FortressWilliam W. Prescott50
The Hiller-copterWilliam Flynn57
FLYING Cutaway — (The Mitchell)R G Smith59
PHOTO SALON
Color Section63
DEPARTMENTS
Report from Washington46
For Identification76
Have You Seen?78
I Learned About Flying from That! — No 62Maj Robert L Van Ausdall  80
Letters82
The Library84
AOPA News88
The British Say…122
Fifteen Years Ago160
Photo Credits162