AIR FORCE 1944 01 (PDF)




68 pages

Keep Them Guessing – An outstanding fighter pilot discusses our tactics against the enemy over China. By Col. Bruce K. Holloway

Beach Party – Training in England for the assault on Europe closely simulates the real thing. By Maj. Charles D. Frazer

Atlantic Crossing In A JU-88 – How two AAF officers flew a ‘gift’ from Hitler across the South Atlantic. By Maj. Warner E. Newby

Night Fighters – Veterans of the air war over Britain train our night fighter squadrons for combat. By Lieut. Col. Winston W. Kratz Mediterranean Action in a P-38 – A fighter pilot relates his experiences with words and illustrations. By Lieut. Frederic L. Kohn

Mississippi Guadalcanal – This bivouac area in many respects is more rugged than the South Pacific island. By Cpl. Carl Happel

Survival A La King – A forced landing was nothing short of a holiday for this recon pilot in Africa. By Maj. George W. Humbrecht

AAF bombers around the world – Photographic roundup of our bombing activities in the combat theaters.

The Principals Of War – A study of the lessons learned in air combat and their relation to fundamentals of war. By Brig. Gen. Ralph F. Stearley  Organization Chart of the Army Air Forces

‘Winged Victory’ – The AAF’s stage production by Moss Hart has the New York critics scrounging for superlatives. By Cpl. Mark Murphy 

Sweating ’em Out – How an Armorer feels when his fighter plane is on a combat mission. By O/C Roswell G. Ham, Jr. 

‘Blocking Back’ in a P-47 – Teamwork was this fighter pilot’s big gun in settling an old score with the Luftwaffe. By Capt. Arthur Gordon 

‘She wears a pair of Silver Wings’ – Our Women’s Airforce Service Pilots have earned their place in the cockpits of AAF planes. By Charlotte Knight

Ingenuity in Artificial Respiration – A valuable lesson in life-saving under adverse conditions. By Dr. Peter V. Karpovich