AIR FORCE 1944 02 (PDF)




68 pages
New Trigger-nometry – To the hard-pressed flexible gunner, mathematical experts offer a substantial contribution known as ‘Position Firing.’

Why that target? – Maybe your target does look like just a ‘dinky little bridge,’ but don’t undersell it. By Capt. Luther Davis

Strafe-bombing pays dividends in the South Pacific – [ I – How it wrecks enemy airdromes By Col. Donald P. Hall

II – How it blasts Jap shipping By Lee Van Atta ] – Whether appraised by a newspaperman or a participating group commander, the answer is the same: it works.

Filming the Air War – From Combat Cameramen in all theaters, the AAF gets the war in panorama. By Capt. Carl Dreher

One man crew – In addition to other duties, a quick-witted technical sergeant suddenly becomes gunner, flight engineer and pilot. By Capt. Robert V. Guelich

Guides along the icy airways – How AACS talks airplanes across the North Atlantic Route from Newfoundland to England, most traveled airway in the world. By Col. Ivan I. Farman

‘Joe Dope’ – Introducing an engaging character, fictitious, thank heaven, with some advice on ordnance items.

Mascots in the AAF – A pictorial roundup of the furred and feathered friends our units have adopted around the globe.

Those ‘Screaming’ Invaders – The trademark of A-36 groups in the Mediterranean theatre is split-second timing and dead-center accuracy. By Sgt. Arthur w. Everett, Jr. 

The Cadet Wives League – Looking for a place to live? A job for the wife? Medical assistance? See the Cadet Wives League.

Our Air WACS – With mutual admiration, WACS are doing 200 different jobs for the AAF; 46,000 more Air WACS are needed. By Charlotte Knight

Aviation Engineers overseas – After a 45,000-mile inspection tour, the Air Engineer appraises the work of airdrome builders in seven theaters. By Brig. Gen. S. C. Godfrey

Gallery of Fighters – The story of a P-47 group with a distinguished record of bringing the ‘Big Friends’ home. By Maj. Charles D. Frazer

Skip Bombing With Logs – With logs for bombs and steel drums for target ships, an ingenious squadron overcomes a shortage of training materials. By Lieut. Reginald Hayes