The Martin Star 1945 01 (PDF)


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Vol. III No. 12 ……. Cover: The White PBM Mariner pictured on the front cover this month is one of the many being flown by the Naval Air Transport Service to all parts of the world, carrying supplies, mail and men. It is pictured taking off from the waters of the Chesapeake Bay and was caught in Kodachrome by staff photographer Charles Cignatta. ……. Articles Inside: … Designing Man ( O. J. Schaefer ) ….. ‘Twixt Cup and Lip ….. There’s Reason to be Proud ….. More Plasma Needed ….. “JATO!” – Jet Assisted Take Off ….. Martin Company Gives $1,700,000 to Endow Aeronautical School ( University of Maryland ) ….. Johnny Came Marching Home – Fighting the Japs on Corregidor, New Guinea and Saipan brought Johnny Pratt two Purple Hearts and the Silver Star, plus a discharge. But he’s in there pitching at a war job he can do, helping his buddies still in the Pacific. ….. “Leemans Demons” – After doing patrol duty in the Atlantic, VPB-202 was transfered to the Pacific, first Navy “big boat” squadron to see duty against both Nazis and Japs. They flew Martin Mariners, of course, and the “Demons” sobriquet is well justified. ….. Birthplace of Giants ….. Star Lighting the Girls ….. The Leisure Hours ….. What’s Your Hobby? ….. Sign Language ( Hand Signals ) ….. Trailing the Japs in a PBM Mariner By Bill Hoenig – Bill Hoenig is a foreign service technician of The Glenn L. Martin Company on duty in the Pacific with PBM Mariner squadrons stationed there. Here he relates his thoughts and some of his experiences with the big flying boats. ….. It’s Easy…If You Just Know How… – Rolling cigarettes ….. Varied as Rainbow Hues are the Reasons for Forgetting Badges ….. The Martin Family Album ….. Martin-Nebraska News in Brief ….. Portrait of Glenn L. Martin Painted by Soldier Martineer ( Pvt. Russell Fatsinger ) ….. Scotch Lassie Wins B-26 Beauty Contest ( Molly MacArthur ) ….. Mariner Cripples Jap Carrier in Celebes Sea ( Lt. James D. Fallon and “Nightmare” ) ….. B-26 “Top Sarge” Tough as Namesake ….. Ten-Year Advance Made in 3 Years ….. P.S. She Gets the Job