Brief 1945 07 03 (PDF)


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Vol. 2 No. 31 ……. Cover: No Casualties – This week’s dramatic cover shot shows one aspect of a recent accident and narrow escape on one of Iwo Jima’s airstrips. A Superfort, damaged on a mission over Japan, crashed and exploded during an emergency landing on Iwo, Miraculously, all the crew members escaped with their lives. The photo shows a tug hauling a P-51 to safety as the B-29 burns in the background. Iwo, whose airstrips have saved some 300 B-29’s, is proving its worth daily. Recently one Superfort was given the 4th Marine Division insigne as a tribute to the men who took the island. Photo by Cpl Nolan Patterson. ……. Articles Inside: … “Divine Tempest” By S/Sgt. Robert Price ….. Five-Gallon Tour ( Air tour of Okinawa ) Photos by Sgt Louis Zacharias ….. 90 minutes to Japan – After a year of Marianas patrol, this fighter group tackled Kyushu, put the pressure on and came up with a handful of Yank aces. Cpl. Richard L. Dugan with photos by Cpl Harold Klee ….. Forward Echelon. Photos by Sgt Fred Shelton, Cpl. William Johnson and Sgt. Louis Zacharias ….. Report to the Stockholders – Gen. Mickey Moore reports on life on a pork chop; his P-51’s and notes some dividends that should please the stockholders. Photos by Cpl William Johnson ….. Editorial – GI Kamikaze ….. “Just Like in the Movies” – Submarines like the Starfish are thumbing their noses at the whole Jap navy and air force to snatch record number of ditched AAF fliers from the very shores of Japan. By S/Sgt Bob Speer ….. One damned island after another. By Cpl. Richard L. Dugan ….. Sports Edited by Zander Hollander ….. Servicemen in Sports ….. File 13 By Sgt. Roger Angell ….. Male Call “Leg Log” by Milton Caniff ….. Okinawa Alert – In case the Japs decide to try a surprise landing on Okinawa, they’ll find a full committee of security guards waiting to receive them. AAF service men have a complete system of defense set up against reprisal. Photos by Sgt Fred Shelton ….. Brief pinup – Pfc Romeo Dingle, who is in addition, to his other duties, “Vogue” magazine’s consultant editor for Central and Western Pacific fashions, has gone to some trouble to look up the history of the white bathing suit which appears on this week’s back cover over the graceful form of Miss Myrna Dell of the moom pictchahs. It is a white Jersey, two-piece suit which is the latest thing for pinup girls to wear home from work or at the beach. The simplified halter top,’ Dingle’s report says, “leaves ample room for swimming and sunning,” while the drawstring pants are “a new and attractive feature.” Thank you, Romeo.