Air Force The 12th Air Force - Weekly Mission
Weekly newspaper magazine of the Twelfth Air Force ... Publication Officer: Captain Max G. Marple ... Staff: Pvt. John j. Hastings and Pvt. Jerry Houghton

Weekly Mission 1944 09 24 nr 16
Weekly Mission 1944 09 24 nr 16
Allies Blast Manila for Second Day- US 14th Air Force Fighters --- 8th Army Races for Po River- photot Maj. Gen. John K. Cannon, Maj. Gen Hoyt S. Vanderberg, Lt. Gen. James Doolittle ---- Reds ahead in race to Berlin---- Soviets Close Estonian Trap ---- British 2nd links with Isolated Airborne Force- SHAEF communiqu --- American Troops reported on Futa Pass Threshold- General Mark Clarks 5th Army --- Marshall Titos Forces near Belgrade --- P-47 Thunderbolts Battered On Bataan Mighty in Mediterranean Comeback- Col. Stephen B. Mack of Yardley, PA --- Col. Joseph R. Holzapple --- Another TAF p-47 thunderbolt group passes 25000 combat sorties mark --- photo Major George W. Ewing of San Antonio, TX --- 31st Fighter Group gets unit Citation- Major Samuel J. Brown, Col. Charles M McCorkle, Lt. Col. Yancey S. Tarrant --- Photot former Italian liner Rex overturned --- 449th Bomb group cited by Twinning- Nathan F. Twinning --- Ex Golden Glove champ- Donald D. Day --- 12th AFSC groomed eight months for South France- Lt. W. G. Ottley --- 483rd cited for Lone Raid against Germany --- Tigers grap twin bill from Red Sox- photo Bill Voiselle

Weekly Mission 1944 10 15 nr 19
Weekly Mission 1944 10 15 nr 19
Candidates Meet- Gov. John W. Bricker, Sen. Harry Truman --- B-29s Batter Formosa; Soviets Capture Riga- Stalin announces seizure of last Baltic Capital- Bistalita ---- Attack Follows Two-Day Assault by Nimitz Forces- Gen. H. H. Arnold --- 8th Army Makes Big Sweep ---- L. B. Mayer is still tops in Nations breadwinners --- Bitter Aachen Battle Rages --- P-47s chase down German Rail Engines --- Gen. John K. Cannon , tactical Chief, Made Knight Commander of British Empire (Photo) Ad. H. Kent Hewitt, Lt. Gen. Ira C. Eaker, Sir John C. Slessor, General Sir Harold Alexander =- Sir H. Maitland Wilson --- British boast new Spitfire --- 99th group honored for Sicilian Raid- Gen. Fay R. Upthegrove --- Lost Angeles Completes plan for the Nations largest airport --- Photos- Mrs. Aengela Alvarez, Mrs. Phyllis Lyons, Sir John Dill, Sgt. J. W. Powder, Gen. George C. Marshall, Jenry J. Jaiser Boston Ferry- TAC a-20s transport vital supplies to South France Navy Air Arm 31 years old- Auorey Fitch- 4 million men now overseas P-47 Pilot hits a jackpot at hidden Kraut Airbase- Melvin J. Nielson ---- photos P-54A Airacomet- Bell Aircraft --- Jinx Falkenburg photo ---- Canny Stork wins race --- Jockey Teddy Atkinson --- Earle Meadows --- OllieNazis Tapping School Reserves- german boys of 15-16 have been called up for training --- Chinese Refuel B-29 Superfortresses- Comic by Frank Willard- Moon Mullins

Weekly Mission 1944 11 05 nr 22
Weekly Mission 1944 11 05 nr 22
Russian Guns Shell Budapest; Soviets Encircle Capital On Three Sides --- Allies Push 'Yard' Gains Into Holland --- Superforts Smash At Rangoon Without Loss --- Tito's Units Seize Zara --- Jap Stronghold Falls to Chinese--- Allied Forces Clear Greece --- 24th Scores Leyte Gains --- More Ships Delivered in October --- %th Repulses Kraut Thrusts --- Stilwell can tell own story --- Lt. Gen. Sir Oliver Leese in new post --- Award of Silver Star: Frank M. Furey, First Lieutenant, 448th Bomb Squad, 321st Bomb Gp.; William O. Hickey, 448th Squad, 321st Bomb Gp. --- Picture of actress-to-be: Marlyn Gladstone, Shierly Johnson, Evalene Bankston, Lorraine and Kerry Vaugh --- Wayne Geagkey smacking the door --- MAAF Knocked Out Belgrade in April --- Liberated Airmen Reach States: Major Chester R. Haas, Rdwood City, Calif.; Captain Wallace C. Taylor, Ontario, Calif.; Lt. William F. Love, Los Angeles, Calif.; Major James B. Beane, Tuscon, Ariz.; and Lt. Col. James A. Gunn, Kelseyville, Calif. --- Hun Hunter: Major Charles Carpenter --- Gun Spotting The Hard Way by B-24's Lt. Robert C. Fogg, San Antonio, Texas --- 3,000 WAC's Reach France --- Boys have locust problem in Africa --- 1st camera commanded by Gen. H.H. Arnold

Weekly Mission 1944 11 12 nr 23
Weekly Mission 1944 11 12 nr 23
Metz Threatened By 3rd Army Pincers From North And South, U.S. Spearheads only 14 miles apart ... Yanks gain five miles over Leyet ... Roosevelt's plurality passes 3,000,000 as votes roll in ... B-29s Rip Nanking ... Bing finds comfor in being unknown: Bing Crosby ... Unit evacuates 100,000 patients: 802nd Medical AIr Evacuation Squadron ... *th exploits Forli's fall ... Churchill arrives in French capitol ... 12th compiles proud record in two years ... Virginia Thacher ... William H. McCue. Jr. 1st Lieutenant earns Silver Star ... Robert W. Joyce, 1sr Lieutenant 448th Bomb Squadron, 321st Bomb Group earns Silver Star ... TAF rolls up 15,799 sorties in October, Luftwaffe re-apperance bad weather hamper tactical units ... Claims new two engine record: T/Sgt. Robert Keating from Southington, Conn. change engines on B023 Marauder of Lt. Robert I. Lamb, Dayton, Ohio ... Marine gains nod as top smoocher ... Two TAF pilots mix with 50 MEs: Lake Garda, Italy, 1st Lt. James B. Dailey from Hopkinsville, Ky and 2nd. Lt. Robert C. Tomlinson from Iron Mountain, Michiga ... B-24 Wing Has 20,000 sorties in year's time ... Missions from France: Capt. Lyman E. Seeley of Woodburn, Ore., 1st. Lt. Murray Shapiro of Brooklyn,N.Y., 2nd Lt. Roger Paquette of Riverside,L.I. ... Virginia Mayo ... Carol Bruce ... RKO announces coming movies thru 1944-1945 ... Biggest-busted Miss America doesn't even know bust size - Venus Ramey ... Bartow Belle, jinx for strange pilots, is lucky ship for 12th AAF Floridan; by Capt. Henry H. Dunn; 1st. Lt. Hayden H. Harriss from Jacksonville ... 12th in 3rd combat year ... ... Eaker, Clark praise 15th on anniversary ...Lt. Aleda E. Lutz of Saginaw, Michigan ... Comics: Moon Mullins by Frank Willard, Wash Tubbs, Alley Oop, Male Call by Milton Caniff ... Sports: Glenn Davis, Bill Barron, Dick Duden, Joe Sulivan and Bob Jenkins ... MAAF knocks out 11,200 enemy planes during 2 years of combat operations, allied planes rain down 450,000 tons since Africa D-Day ... Bells to ring for hero Kelly: Louise Elliott and T/Sgt. Charles E (Commando) Ketty ... Combat cameraman chutes down into France with 120 pounds of equipment: S/Sgt. J.E. Birdsall of Gadsden, Ala

Weekly Mission 1944 11 19 nr 24
Weekly Mission 1944 11 19 nr 24
American Patrols Enter Metz- Jap Unit On Leyte Encircled- General Douglas MacArthur ---- The question is: Did FDR Cuss in the voting booth? --- French 1st Army Fights inside Belfort Gap- 9th army front --- The Godafoss was sunk --- Air Chief, Wife lost in Flight- Sir Trafford Leigh Mallory and Lady Leigh Mallory --- Chinas military plight becomes more desperate --- Russians seize Railhead in struggle for Budapest --- Photo Elizabeth LacLeod of Belfast, Ireland --- Photo- Private Lawrence S Galvez, William Lewis ---B- 25 Group Repeats Bombing Record --- P-59 Airacomet and P-39 Aircobra and P-63 Kingcobra pictured --- photo- Marguerite Chapman --- photo Bing Crosby --- 12th AFSCs Role in Southern France photos- Brig. Gen. Arthur Thomas, Lt. Col. Olson, Captain Bowen, Col. Howell of 12th Airforce 32nd service group --- Photo Felix Blanchard, Andy Uram, Johnny Rokiskey, Lou De Fillipe, Joe Bukant --- Cotton Ed Smith dies in Lynchburg, SC --- Photo Maj, Gen. A.C. Wedemeyer, Joseph W. Stillwell --- Ernie Pyle ---Forrest Donnell slips into Senate with 1766 Vote plurality

Weekly Mission 1944 11 26 nr 25
Weekly Mission 1944 11 26 nr 25
8th Reaches Faenzas Outskirts- Allies use Kraut Jerri-Cans on west front, FDR reveals --- Crack German Division smashed in Struggle ---- U.S. 3rd Army over Saar River- 2000 prisoners taken around Strasbourg ---- S.A. Will Fight Japanese- WPB To Double War Production --- Yank Armies to fight in China- Major General Albert C. Wedemyer --- Lt. General Mildlard D. Harmon takes over 20th AAF --- Evacuation of troubled Rome Prison Commenced ---- Photo Actress Linda Darnell --- 3 Powers agree for Reich Curb --- Photo- Cesar Romero, Betty Grable --- photo Gen. Douglas MacArthur , Lt. Gen. Walter Krueger --- GI Senator says vets to have own foreign police --- Major Campbell B. Hodges dead --- photo Alexis Smith --- Sports Photos of Dob Greenwood, Frank Thomas, Bob Rabensberg, Capt. Phil Tinsley, Shorty McWilliams, Gordon Carver, Jimmy Walthall, Buzzy Gher, Dean Sensanbaugher, Jug Jiraud, Bob Kelley --- Middies Drill Against Armys Razzle- Dazzle- Jim McCurdy --- Tokio Ablaze After B-29 Raid- Brig General Haywood S. Hanel, Jr. Emmett ODonnel, Robert K. Morgan




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