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Vol. 2 No. 13 ……. Cover: You might think this week’s cover is an advertisement for another Hollywood epic about the brave airman who bails out and paddles his way to a South Seas paradise. What it really advertises is the desirability of being a B-24 pilot with 40 combat missions behind you, half of them snooper missions. When you’ve turned that little trick, you can go back to the Oahu rest camp, as Capt Thomas O. Wear has done. The wahine is 19-year-old Jane Lundquist, who hails from Wisconsin and has been on the rock four months. In spite of the idyllic set-up the Captain has paddled into, he’s going home to marry someone else. Photo by Lt Loomis Dean. ……. Articles Inside: … Pappy’s Boys Report: The Jap is GOOD – He’s tougher than his Nazi Ally. War over Tokyo is rougher than the roughest missions over Berlin. Jap weather is the worst in the world. That is the sober verdict of qualified experts, B-29 veterans who know both ends of the Axis. By S/Sgt Bob Speer and photos by Sgt. Henry B. Krush, Cpl. Paul Friend and Pvt. John Modzelewski ….. Air Medals and Hula Girls. By Pfc Richard L. Dugan and photos by Pvt. John Modzelewski ….. Postwar Pilots, Inc. By Cpl. Zander Hollander and Pvt. John Modzelewski ….. Sergeants Anonymous – The work they do is so secret it is not permitted to publish names or faces By Pvt. William Groppenbacher and photos by Cpl. Paul Friend ….. Reassignment to Brooklyn – The pre-Pearl Harbor soldiers now heading home made possible many a Pacific D-Day. By Pvt. Alan K. Hartman and photos by Cpl. Paul Friend ….. Down Under Yacht Club. Photos by Cpl. Fred Shelton ….. But you gotta have a jeep. Sketches by Cpl. Henry Gillette ….. Editorial – Compulsory Military Training – The Silly Season ….. Forward Echelon. Photos by Cpl. Lyle D. Strain and S/Sgt. W. B. Seefoldt ….. One damned island after another. By PFC Bud Nelson ….. Down the Runway: The Strange Case of Phog Allen, the bookies and Gen. MacArthur ….. Sports Edited by Zander Hollander ….. Servicemen in Sports ….. File 13 By Sgt. Roger Angell ….. Male Call “Message Center For The Main Body” by Milton Caniff ….. How Long is a Mission? Photos by Sgt. Henry B. Krush ….. Brief pinup – In case anyone in the audience has not been going to the movies in recent years, this will inform him that the blonde dish on the back cover is Miss Lana Turner, who makes a pretty good living out of being photographed looking approximately as she does here ( acting it is called ). Lana was discovered while sipping a cherry coke in a Hollywood drug store back when she was a high school student. In the years that followed she has participated in a number of films and still found time to get married three times ( twice to the same guy ) and end the same marriages, twice by divorce and once by annulment. All of which goes to show what a cherry coke can lead to in Hollywood.