Vol. 2 No. 23
Cover: The Air Force’s battles don’t all take place in the air and neither do its losses. Here fire fighters of a service group on Iwo are battling a fire that followed the crack-up of one of their own Mustangs. The airplane was almost completely destroyed in a takeoff, but the pilot escaped serious injury. Even while the wrecked plane blazed furiously on the ground, other P-51’s were taking off to make history over Japan. This was the first fighter sweep against the Jap mainland the beginning of a new and deadly pattern of destruction. The photograph was taken by combat photographer Sgt Julius Kupersmith. ……. Articles Inside: … Convoy to Tokyo – For the first time the B-29’s have a fighter escort over Honshu. From now on out there will be dogfights over Tokyo. By S/Sgt Tom Hall and Sgt. Roger Angell with photos by Cpl. Nolan D. Patterson and Sgt. Julius J. Kupersmith ….. Rescue Deluxe – B-17’s are back in the Pacific, with a new kind of rescue craft that does everything but turn ditching into yachting. By S/Sgt Bob Speer and photos by Cpl Harold Klee ….. Forward Echelon. Photos by Pfc. John Modzelewski, Sgt. Roger Angell and Lt. Loomis Dean ….. Jamie, Peg, Liz and Bettilou – There actually are some Stateside girls on Oahu who are neither brass-happy nor husband-hunters. Photos by Cpl. Paul Friend and S/Sgt. Kent C. Redmond ….. Editorial – Medal of Honor By Pfc. James Givier ….. Bronze Star Mess ( Mess Sergeant M/Sgt. Waldon G. French ) By Pfc. Alan Hartman and photo by Pfc. John Modzelewski ….. One damned island after another. By Cpl. William Groppenbacher ….. Bill Day Iwo Jima ( Sketches by Disney artist Sgt. Bill Day ) ….. Servicemen in Sports ….. Sports Edited by Zander Hollander ….. Speed Merchant ( Bobby Schau ) ….. File 13 By Sgt. Roger Angell ….. Male Call “Physi-oh-thera-beaut-ics” by Milton Caniff ….. Crew Haircut – The Jap fighter almost took a B-29 crew down with him but all he did was give them a crew haircut. ( Shaves top of tail off ) Photos by Capt. Carlos Elmer. ….. Brief pinup – This is not the first appearance of Miss DeCarlo on ‘s back cover – by a long shot. the moment she is neck and (or should we say – Nope, we’d betnot say that) Toni Seven for own pinup honors. At this point it be explained that neither Yvonne Toni (we know them both so well that call them by their first names. Ah there, !) are related to anybody on the staff. of Cheesecake Pfc Romeo Dingle sternly that he is not, like most fickle. Right now he is going steady with Yvonne, so this week you get Yvonne, on dyvonne. Very nice, too.