Brief 1945 03 27 (PDF)


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Vol. 2 No. 17 ……. Cover: A tentative period was placed at the end of an Army officer’s distinguished career this month when AAFPOA Headquarters announced that Lt Gen Millard F. Harmon, Commanding General, was missing. The General and nine other men were on a routine flight and were returning to Hawaii. Pilot and crew were among the most expert and seasoned in the Pacific. The last heard of the plane was a garbled radio message which could not be deciphered. The most intensive sea-air search ever conducted was thrown into action. Days crawled into weeks and the searchers brought back the same report: not a trace. (Photo by Lt Stewart E. Fern.) ……. Articles Inside: … General Harmon – Lt Gen Millard F. Harmon., Commanding General of AAFPOA., was reported missing early in March. The most intensive search has failed to find his plane. By Cpl. William Groppenbacher and photo by Lt Stewart E. Fern and Sgt. Henry Krush ….. Iwo Echelon – Iwo Jima becomes our most forward echelon; with the battle still raging, AAF men move in to push construction of new air bases aimed at Japan’s heart. Photos by Cpl. Lyle D. Strain ….. Three Day Pass in Tokyo ( Conclusion ) – Geisha girl is an old Japanese Institution, but date bureaus, taxi dance halls and American movies are frowned on as “Western” and unpatriotic. By S/Sgt Bob Speer ….. Island Insecure Photos by Cpl. Lyle D. Strain ….. Editorial – How to be a Civilian ….. Forward Echelon Photos by Cpl. Lyle D. Strain ….. Jungle Pittsburgh Photos by Sgt. Fred Shelton and Cpl. Sydney Sussman ….. One damned island after another. By Cpl. Bud Nelson ….. Women and Children First ….. Servicemen in Sports ….. Sports Edited by Zander Hollander ….. File 13 By Sgt. Roger Angell ….. Male Call “Briefs for Observation Mission” by Milton Caniff ….. New Wrinkles ( Test Planes ) ….. Brief pinup – Last year the Indiana Chamber of got its big boost in years the young lady appears on our cover this week. This happened when played in a picture called “Home in Indiana.” Immediately after the film was distributed overseas, several thousand EM decided that if she came with the home, it was for them, too. In “Home in Indiana” Jeanne Crain (that’s her name) played a sweet young girl named Char, who loved horses and ran around in an old sweater and pair of pants. Here she proves that she can look sultry with two sweaterless oval vases just as well as the next girl. Versatile is the word for Jeanne.