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Vol. 2 No. 34 ……. The bearded airman on this week’s cover is not a veteran AAF Colonel Group Commander. It is an enlisted pilot, S.Sgt Ed Zellar. He is standing in front of his L-5 Flying Jeep on Okinawa. Zellar is a charter member of the “Okinawa Rapid Transit Company” the L-5 squadron that flew over enemy lines on recon, evacuation and messenger hops all through the tough Okinawa campaign. Zellar is considered something of a character by his outfit, and not just because of the beard. He is the squadron’s chief writer and bard. Photo by Sgt Louis Zacharias.