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Vol. 2 No. 30 ……. Cover: Liberator Vets – This week’s cover is a montage made of the insignia on some of the Liberators of the famous 11th Bombardment Group, which has been up to its ears in the Pacific war, from Guadalcanal to Iwo Jima. All these Liberators have seen heavy combat. Some have been shot down, some have been retired. Many, like Bugs Bomby Jr., are the successors to famous planes that were finally retired to the boneyard. Most of the names come from the comic strips or from the over-active minds of overseas soldiers. The Japs are sick and tired of these insignia but will probably see a lot more of them. ……. Articles Inside: … The Cobras’ Campaign ( Kelley’s Cobras ) By Capt. Dick Reed ….. Okinawa Rapid Transit – The motormen on this aerial jeep line are GI’s. The Japs fear them more than Corsairs. By S/Sgt. Robert Price with photos by Sgt Louis J. Zacharias ….. Cruise of the Dry Run – Life was so dull they named the ship Dry Run and sailed smack into one of Oki’s hottest battles. By S/Sgt Bob Speer with photos by Sgt. Aldin H. Brown ….. Forward Echelon. Photos by Sgt Louis Zacharias, Sgt Henry Krush and Cpl Bernard J. Gallagher ….. Suribachi Tomato Patch – Iwo Jima is getting a truck farm; the crops don’t grow in topsoil, but in plain black volcanic ashes. Photos by Lt. Stewart Fern ….. Editorial – To the Japanese People ….. Singing in the Mud – The men in this outfit sing at their work, they are at home on islands – and they all want to stay in the Army until the war plus six is over. Cpl. Richard L. Dugan with photos by Cpl. Harold Klee ….. One damned island after another. By Cpl. Richard L. Dugan ….. Sports Edited by Zander Hollander ….. Big-Time is Overseas. Photos by Pfc John Modzelewski ….. File 13 By Sgt. Roger Angell ….. Male Call “Protective Coloration” by Milton Caniff ….. Baka Bomb ( Four captured intact at Kadena airstrip ) Photos by Cpl. Harold Klee ….. Brief pinup – Our pinup queen this week is not, as you might assume at first glance, in the process of climbing up the ramp of a C-54 heading out to visit you. If that were the case, she might start some fascinating new style trends for future Pacific air travel. Unfortunately, Barbara Hale is only posing for the photographer on the edge of a swimming pool in Hollywood – three years and thousands of miles away. But Hollywood is suffering, too. In fact the clothing shortage is so acute there that Barbara is wearing the identical bathing suit that appeared on our pinup of two weeks ago.