Recognition Journal 1944 01 (PDF)


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Quiz No. 1: Pacific Theater

Whose Enemy?

Rabaul Raid – Navy carrier planes catch large Jap force at bay in New Britain harbor

Japs Study U.S. Planes

Merchant Ships – The battle of transportation rages incessantly on a world-wide front

Passenger Ships – Peacetime luxury liners, stripped for action, transport thousands of men to fighting fronts

Passenger-Cargo Ships – Cruise ships and fruit liners carry assault forces to invasion shores

Cargo Ships – Backbone of the merchant fleet

Tankers and Colliers – The fuel that keeps the United Nations fighting is carried thousands of miles

Airplane Genealogy – Development of airplane families gives valuable recognition clues

Martin and Consolidated – Land-based bomber and big flying boat can be traced to earlier models

Hawker, Curtiss – Typhoon, Warhawk climax two famed fighter lines

Quiz No. 2: Gunnery

The Small Stuff – They fight a tough, unpublicized war

Minor U.S. Warships – Principal Combatant Types by Classes

Submarine Stalkers – Clear sea lanes for our convoys

New Escorts Replace DD’s – Guard Cargo Ships

Big & Little – Minor combatant types run from huge CM’s to tiny PT’s

New Life for Flushdeckers

Assorted Vessels – Fulfill manifold duties for Navy

Focke-Wulf Versus P-47 – Tangling daily in Europe’s skies they must be quickly told apart

American Weapons – U.S. develops fine self-propelled artillery for fast mobile warfare

Rommel Wrecker – U.S. 105-mm. howitzer nullified Nazi 88-mm. all-purpose gun in Tunisia

M-10 & T-70 – One self-propelled gun is seasoned campaigner. The other is brand new

M-8 & M-12 – New and old gun mounts complete U.S. line-up

Quiz No. 3: Spot These Warships

Recognition Training List

News & Miscellany

Spotter Charts for Soviet TB-7 and DB-3F