Brief 1945 09 18 (PDF)


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Vol. 2 No. 42 ……. This week’s cover shows AAF men at work in their last advanced base of the war, Tokyo’s Atsugi Airdrome. These AACS men and other specialists were among the first Americans to land in Japan, where they established communications and made preparations for the arrival of American planes and troops. Gen MacArthur landed at this field for his first entry to conquered Nippon. With this initial group landed BRIEF’S S.Sgt Bob Price: his “End of the Line – Atsugi” in this issue tells the story of the AAF’s first days in Japan. Photo by Cpl Harold Klee.