Air Force 7th AAF Brief
BRIEF, official publication of the 7th AAF, produced under the direction of Lt Col Howard B. Simpson, Special Services Officer, is published every Tuesday by and for the personnel of the 7th AAF. BRIEF, in addition to serving as a morale and orientation publication, strives to acquaint the men with the accomplishments of the 7th AAF. Opinions so expressed are those of the individual writer and are not to be construed as representing the policy of either the Army Air Forces or the War Department. Stories, features, pictures and other material may be reproduced providing credit line reads, 7th AAF BRIEF. BRIEF has been reviewed by USA military censors and may be mailed provided no markings or writing appears therein. ADDRESS: APO 953 c/o Postmaster, San Francisco, Calif. ... The 7th AAF Brief's format is 9-1/2" by 13" with 20 pages.

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7th AAF BRIEF 1943 12 07
Vol. 1 No. 1 ....... Cover: Hawaii Remembers ....... Articles inside this issue: ..... Battle Japs Over Gilberts ..... This Week's War News in Brief ..... I Flew Over Tarawa! by William H. Cunningham ..... Brief Comes from Sturdy Pioneer Stock ..... Seventh Air Force to Have Its Own Exhibit At Honolulu Academy of Arts in December ..... On the Home Front ..... The New Order ..... The Purple Heart of Sgt. Fourflushes by Bob Bruce ..... Jungle Lore for Castaways by Kenneth Emory ..... Dec. 7th - photos by 7th AAF ..... Photo-Sarge Snaps Wheeler Blitz Pictures ( S/Sgt. Joe K. Harding ) ..... Events of Airbase at War Recalled APO 951 Soldiers ..... APO 953 Fully Recovers Two Years After Blitz ..... Brief Photo Pages ..... Trail Blazers Write From Down Under ..... Sports ..... Entertainment - Pix to Watch - New Shows ... Fun with Ink ..... This Week's BRIEF Girl - A Native Tropical Beauty

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7th AAF BRIEF 1943 12 14
Vol. 1 No. 2 ....... Cover: B-24 ....... Articles inside this issue: ..... Bloody Tarawa Battle ( Photo Page ) ..... Flying Nurses Evacuate Wounded By Air ..... Pacific Veterans - The B-24s "Flying Falcon" and the "Pacific Tramp" ..... Former RAF Wing Commander is a Private ( Thomas H. Roberts ) ..... There are Hula Gals and Grass Shacks in Hawaii ..... This Week's War News in Brief - We Have New Gun ( 120mm AA Gun ) and New Jap Plane Appears ..... On the Home Front ..... And How's Your Hawaiian? By Cpl. J. P. Ropollo ..... Jungle Lore for Castaways By Kenneth Emory ..... Stephen in Sleepycamp: Chapter I and II ..... Army Gobs Make Thrilling Rescues at Sea ..... Personnelities ..... Trail Blazers Get New Insignia Designed by A. O. Williams ..... Java Jive Club ..... BRIEF Clicks 'Em ( Photo Pages ) ..... Male Call by Milton Caniff ..... Sports - Fliers Prepare to Meet Kaalas Dec. 18 ..... Entertainment - Hollywood Chatter ..... Fun with Ink ..... This Week's BRIEF Girl - Carole Landis

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7th AAF BRIEF 1943 12 21
Vol. 1 No. 3 ....... Cover: Silent Night ....... Articles inside this issue: ..... A Present For Bobby by George R. Ammerman ..... Many Christmas Packages Arrive Down Under ..... Phone Center Set Up for GIs ..... Baby Receives Award for Father ( T/Sgt Paul F. Adler ) ..... This Week's War News in Brief ..... On the Home Front ..... Season's Greetings ..... Stephen in Sleepycamp - Chapter III ..... Jungle Lore for Castaways by Kenneth Emory ..... Makin - Jap Graveyard ..... Personnelities ..... Brief Artist Designs V-Mail Greetings ..... Harlem Hits the Tropics ..... Brief Photo Pages ..... Sports ..... Entertainment - Beachead Revue Goes Down Under ..... Fun with Ink ..... This Week's BRIEF Girl - Grace McDonald

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7th AAF BRIEF 1943 12 28
Vol. 1 No. 4 ....... Cover: Front cover depicts an ancient Greek temple situated in a locality of Italy now occupied by the Allies. As the New Year begins, it is guarded by American soldiers, symbolic of America's determination to protect the culture of all peoples. (Signal Corps Photo) ....... Articles inside this issue: ..... Brief Clicks 'Em ..... Behind the 8 Ball (B-24) ..... How Poi is Made ..... Watch the Birdie! ..... This Week's War News in Brief ..... A-men by Bud Nelson ..... Jungle Lore For Castaways by Kenneth Emory ..... Picture Quiz Puzzle ..... Parachute Riggers School by Sgt. Franklin P. Hall ..... Personnelities - Fighter Command Has a Flying Dentist - Private Who Was Too Old For Navy Is Now Too Old For Army - Canine Kamaaina ..... Santa's Number Up! ..... On the Home Front ..... An Officer and a Gentileman by Rex B. Gunn ..... Sports ..... Entertainment - Hollywood Chatter - Pix to Watch ..... Fun with Ink ... This Week's BRIEF Girl - Janis Carter

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7th AAF BRIEF 1944 01 04
Vol. 1 No. 5 ....... Articles inside this issue: ..... Christmas Photo Page ..... B-25s hit Marshalls ... Showdown on Tarawa ..... This Week's War News in Brief ..... Pictorial Record ..... A-men by Bud Nelson ..... Letters to the Editor ..... College of Samurai Extermination - 7th AAF Gunnery School by Hugh Floyd ..... Sake - A Very Short Story by Sgt. E. W. Lindow ..... Stephen in Sleepycamp - Chapter IV ... Jungle Lore for Castaways by Kenneth Emory ..... On the Home Front ..... Personnelities ..... Petticoat Army by William Hooper ..... Sports ..... Entertainment - Hollywood Chatter - Pix to Watch ..... Fun with Ink ..... This Week's BRIEF Girl - Grace McDonald

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7th AAF BRIEF 1944 01 11
Vol. 1 No. 6 ....... Cover: Eyes of the sky and the sea - a B-24 and a light-house somewhere in the Central Pacific - two symbols of our Army and Navy. (Photo by BRIEF) ....... Articles inside this issue: ..... Brief Clicks 'Em ..... What Is an Atoll? ..... Escape From G.I. ..... Down Under Hula ..... This Week's War News in Brief ..... A-men by Bud Nelson ..... Jungle Lore For Castaways by Kenneth Emory ..... Picture Quiz Puzzle ..... Camera Grows Wings ..... Personnelities - Midget Planes Provide Diversion - Counter-Espionage - Ex-Pilot - Gold Rush - To The Ladies - Father Meets Son - Ration "D" ..... Real Glory - a short story by Robert McEnery ..... On the Home Front ..... Sports ..... Entertainment - Lack of Enterainment Down Under Is Military Problem states Col. Metcalf - Three Stars ( Gary Cooper, Una Merkel and Phyllis Brooks ) Return From Down Under ..... Fun with Ink ... This Week's BRIEF Girl - Declared the best Pin-Up Girl for 1943 - by a committee of Service Men is this picture of Ramsey Ames at the Hollywood Studios still photography show. (Photo by Press Assoc. Inc.)

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7th AAF BRIEF 1944 01 18
Vol. 1 No. 7 ....... Articles inside this issue: ... Sweethearts of the 7th ..... I Am A Flying Fortress by C. Alexander Mallis ..... Marshalls Next? ..... Personal Story Of A Bomber Pilot Which Hints At Our Next Move ..... This Week's War News in Brief ..... Wire Photos by Press Association Inc. ..... Amen by Bud Nelson ..... Letters to the Editor ..... Woodside...On Saluting ..... Picture Quiz Puzzle ..... Flight By Carrier by Robert G. Price ..... Personnelities - World War Vets Claim New Army Isn't What the Old One Was ..... Brief Clicks 'Em ..... On the Home Front ..... Sports ..... Entertainment - Hollywood Chatter - Pix to Watch ..... Fun with Ink ..... This Week's BRIEF Girl - Jane Russell

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7th AAF BRIEF 1944 01 25
Vol. 1 No. 8 ....... Cover: Depicts Miss Tania Widrin of the 7th AAF WARDs whose story is on page ten of this issue. Before entering that organization, Tania was a Hollywood starlet. She is typical of many who have sacrificed their careers to serve their country ....... Articles inside this issue: ..... Sweethearts of the 7th ..... Roll of Honor - Air Medals Awarded ..... Report On Mille by Lt Frank A. Tinker (MIA) ..... Tokyo Trail Blazer ( S/Sgt Arlinton Siler - Doolittle's Raiders ) ..... This Week's War News in Brief by Hugh R. Floyd ..... Wire Photos by Press Association Inc. ..... Jungle Lore for Castaways by Kenneth Emory ..... Sleeve Patches by T/Sgt Lawrence C. Knutson ..... Amen by Bud Nelson ..... Letters to the Editor ..... Woodside...On Supporting ..... ARMY FLASH! Calling All WARDS ( Women's Air Raid Defense ) ..... GI on Oahu by Hugh Roberts ..... Entertainment - Girls by Proxy ..... "Free for All" - G.I. Show Goes Hollywood ..... Personnelities - To the Ladies - Movie Machine ..... Brief Clicks 'Em ..... Sports ..... On the Home Front ..... Fun with Ink ..... Male Call by Milton Caniff ..... This Week's BRIEF Girl - Miss Amelita Ward

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7th AAF BRIEF 1944 02 01
Vol. 1 No. 9 ....... Cover: Weather observers prepare to release balloon which measures wind currents and velocity. The balloon's flight is followed visually by means of a telescope. (Photo by APO 953 Base Photo Lab. Story on pages 4 and 5.) ....... Articles inside this issue: ..... Sweethearts of the 7th ..... Gen. Hale Reports by George R. Ammerman ..... Weather Station - How The Sky Prophets Contribute To The Success Of Every 7th AAF Aerial Mission ..... This Week's War News in Brief By Hugh R. Floyd ..... Wire Photos by Press Association Inc. ..... Jungle Lore for Castaways by Kenneth Emory ..... Letters to the Editor ..... Amen by Bud Nelson ..... Woodside .....On Assimilating ..... Picture Quiz Puzzle ..... Air Strip - To Order by Eugene Brien ( Photo Story ) ..... On the Home Front ..... Farewell to Munich by Louis Brechemin ..... Personnelities - One Jump Ahead - Gertie's Sick ..... Brief Clicks 'Em ..... Sports ..... Entertainment - Strike Up The Band ..... Fun with Ink ..... Male Call "Quarantine" by Milton Caniff ..... This Week's BRIEF Girl - Marilyn Maxwell

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7th AAF BRIEF 1944 02 08
Vol. 1 No. 10 ....... Cover: Bomber coming in to land on atoll island airstrip somewhere in the Pacific. Atolls have long been the exclusive property of the Jap war machine. Now, Yanks are taking over. (7th AAF photo.) ....... Articles inside this issue: ..... Sweethearts of the 7th ..... Tomorrow's Airship to Win Today's War? By Louis Brechemin ..... A Wing and a Prayer by Lt. M. M. Jacks ..... Flying Dutchmen ( Royal Netherlands East Indian Air Force ) By Robert G. Price ..... This Week's War News in Brief By Hugh R. Floyd ..... On the Home Front ..... So Your Going Down Under by S/Sgt. Hobert Skidmore ..... Woodside...On Valentining ..... Picture Quiz Puzzle ..... Lifelines - Behind the scenes with the "Pill Rollers" of the 7th AAF who help support the men at the front. By Louis Brechemin ..... O'Grady Sez ..... Who Is Bedcheck Charley? ( Enemy Bombing Squadron ) By Pfc. Elmer Dethlefs ..... Brief Clicks 'Em ..... Women at War - PUGS ( Pin-Up Girls ) By Hugh R. Floyd ..... Sports ..... Entertainment - School For GI Showmen ..... Line News in Brief ..... Fun with Ink ..... Male Call "Skimmer Primer" by Milton Caniff ..... This Week's BRIEF Girl - Keep your eye on the ball - if you can. But if you can't, let it wander over to Miss Shelley Winter. She's a Columbia Pictures' starlet and you'll be seeing her in the picture, "Ten Percent Woman," when it gets around to you. Looks like 98% to us. ( Columbia photo )

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7th AAF BRIEF 1944 02 15
Vol. 1 No. 11 ....... Cover: Lovely tile baths with built-in shower and complete modern plumbing fixtures is supplied each GI upon arrival at Forward Echelon. Picture catches 7th AAFer in Cecil De Mille type boudoir. (BRIEF photo.) ....... Articles inside this issue: ..... Sweethearts of the 7th ..... The Relentless Squadron ( 44 Fighter Squadron operated from Guadalcanal, 20 Dec 1942 - 20 Mar 1944 ) ..... From Shore To Shellback - Odyssey of An Airforce Outfit Which Acquired Sea Legs on Trip South ..... Marshalls Invaded; Set Pattern For Future Pacific Strategy by Hugh R. Floyd ..... 7th AAF Has Big Role In Central Pacific Invasion by Mac R. Johnson ..... Marshall Invasion Notes By Hugh R. Floyd ..... Army and Navy Announce Jap Torture Of Americans By Hugh R. Floyd ..... Navy Bombs Wake By Hugh R. Floyd ..... Nazis Retreat In Italy Cassina Evacuated By Hugh R. Floyd ..... Jungle Lore for Castaways by Kenneth Emory ..... Letters to the Editor ..... Amen by Bud Nelson ..... Woodside - On Bucking ..... Washing Machines Grow by Pvt. James D. Carmichael ..... What are the MARSHALLS? - A GI's Guide To Japan's "Former" Pacific Plum by Lt. Maston M. Jacks ..... Local Boy by Hugh Floyd ..... Evolution Of A Sweetheart - Follow Your Gal - From "Wallet" to "Sweetheart Page" ..... Personnelities - Ex-Minkman - Past Catches Up - Five Is Too Many - Just Desserts - Coals for Newcastle - Sack King ..... Brief Clicks 'Em ..... Sports ..... On the Home Front ..... Fun with Ink ..... This Week's BRIEF Girl - is one brought back by popular request. She's already been a BRIEF girl (Jan. 11th issue). Now we present Miss Ramsay Ames in a different mood. But no less appealing. ( Universal photo )

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7th AAF BRIEF 1944 02 22
Vol. 1 No. 12 ....... Cover: "Post Graduate" - Seminar in painting is handled by Cpl. Joseph J. Kiefer ( Newark, NJ ) who makes the "Killers" planes look as tough as they really are. ....... Articles inside this issue: ..... Sweethearts of the 7th ..... Bodacious Idjit - A B-25 Which is Helping Drive the Japs Insane by Robert McEnery - Photos by Strain ..... Master's Degree - The Story of A Post Graduate School For B-25 Crews ..... 7th AAF Has New Job by Hugh R. Floyd ..... Fierce Fighting Rages Below Rome by Hugh R. Floyd ..... Marshalls' Casualties Are Light ..... Pacific Fleet Shells Kuriles by Hugh R. Floyd ..... Russian Massacre by Hugh R. Floyd ..... Frankfurt Is Heavily Bombed ..... Tokyo Bull ..... Valor of Infantrymen Praised by General ( Lt. General Robert C. Richardson ) ..... Letters to the Editor ..... Woodside...On Jiving ..... Jungle Lore for Castaways by Kenneth Emory ..... Nuuanu St.-Lenox Ave. Moves West - Home to 7th AAF colored aviation squadron ..... Dry Run Island ( Island for practice invasions ) ..... On the Home Front ..... Coconut Logs Make Bomb Proof Shelters by Pfc Elmer Dethlefs ..... Brief Clicks 'Em ..... Sports ..... Entertainment - Pocket-Sized Books Serve Down Under ..... Fun with Ink ..... Male Call "I Dream Of Genii" by Milton Caniff ..... This Week's BRIEF Girl - Miss Lei Becker

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7th AAF BRIEF 1944 02 29
Vol. 1 No. 13 ....... Cover: Sgt. Edward Kukulka checks the control cables on a B-26 at APO 959. ( BRIEF photo by Friend ) ....... Articles inside this issue: ..... Sweethearts of the 7th ..... Returned to Base - B-24 "The Kansas Cyclone" By S/Sgt. George Kanefsky ..... Marshall-Arnold Salute Hale and 7th AAF ..... Jap Convoy Destroyed in Pacific Struggle ..... Fresh Sea Water ..... Don't Say "Skip," Say "Masthead" ..... Cassino Battle Rages in House-to-House Fighting ..... General Richardson Pays Timely, Well-Earned Tribute to the Infantry ..... Americans-Aussies Join Forces in N. Guinea ..... "Black Sea Germans," In Mass Flight Leave Russia ..... Berlin Bombing is Worst Yet ..... Pacific Fleet Attacking Truk ..... Interlude - A Day in the Gilberts By Robert B. McEnery ..... Letters to the Editor ..... Jungle Lore for Castaways by Kenneth Emory ..... Woodside...On Leap Yearing ..... Amen by Bud Nelson ..... Nerve Center - Airways Communication Men Perform Vital Tasks in Pacific Struggle By Louis Brechemin ..... Aviation Engineers By Robert B. McEnery ..... Personnelities - Service With a Smile ..... Brief Goes Down Under ..... Brief Clicks 'Em ..... Sports ..... On the Home Front ..... Fun with Ink ..... Male Call "R.H.I.P." ( Rank Hinders Impromptu Propositions ) by Milton Caniff ..... This Week's BRIEF Girl - Miss Callie Goode

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7th AAF BRIEF 1944 03 07
Vol. 1 No. 14 ....... Cover: Gilbertese natives, on their way to work for Uncle Sam in the labor battalions, are intrigued with his huge birds of war. After the battle, they are returning to their native villages amongst the blasted coconut trees. (BRIEF photo by Clutter) ....... Articles inside this issue: ..... Sweethearts of the 7th ..... Romance of the Pacific by Robert McEnery ..... Spare Parts - Dead Ships Live Again in Central Pacific - 7th AAF Men Make Fighter To Slap Japs ..... This Week's War News in Brief by Hugh R. Floyd - Truk Pounded By Battleships - 7AAF Planes Hit Kusaie - Plastic Cargo Plane - Action On Namur - Ancient Monastery Bombarded ..... Jungle Lore for Castaways by Kenneth Emory ..... Amen by Bud Nelson ..... Woodside - On Mixing ..... Native Village - Gilbertese Resume Untroubled Ways As War Moves On ..... The Wheelbarrow by Hugh R. Floyd ..... Death Rides Bomb Bay; Cameraman Saves Day ..... Home News - Photos by Press Association Inc. ..... Cops In Khaki - MP Outfit At APO 953 ..... Brief Clicks 'Em ..... Sports ..... Entertainment - Dietrich Still Stands for Beauty ..... Fun with Ink ..... This Week's BRIEF Girl - Martha O'Driscoll

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7th AAF BRIEF 1944 03 14
Vol. 1 No. 15 ....... Cover: Medical Corpsmen lift the last of the wounded soldiers into the 7th AAF hospital plane. These four-engine transport jobs can be transformed into hospital planes in eight minutes. ( 7th AAF photo by Krush ) ....... Articles inside this issue: ..... Sweethearts of the 7th ..... Christmas at Lakina By S/Sgt. R. M. Scollon ..... The Lost Continent of MU - Legend of Large Land Mass Which Sunk in Pacific Thousands of Years Ago By Louis Brechemin ..... This Week's War News in Brief by Hugh R. Floyd - Allies Hit Regensburg As Churchill Presages - Hugh U.S. Convoy Lands in Britain - 7th AAF Planes Hit Enemy Bases - Italian Fronts Bogged Down - British Midget Submarine - Major Victory In India - Rabaul Struck From Sea-Air ..... Letters to the Editor ..... Woodside...On Taxing ..... Amen by Bud Nelson ..... Birds of Mercy - Flying Hospital Ships Evacuate Wounded From Fighting Fronts By Hugh R. Floyd ..... Vigilance - Fighter Commands' Aircraft Warning Units Guard Our Skies By Rex B. Gunn ..... 7th AAF Cameraman Wins Medals ..... Cactus Jones ( Col. Ernest W. Jones ) ..... Brief Clicks 'Em ..... Sports ..... Armored Knights of the Sky ..... Line News in Brief ..... Fun with Ink ..... Male Call "Support For Exposed Flank" by Milton Caniff ..... This Week's BRIEF Girl - Carole Landis

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7th AAF BRIEF 1944 03 21
Vol. 1 No. 16 ....... Cover: S/Sgt Gerald C. Johnson, tail gunner on a B-24 checks his guns before takeoff ( 7th AAF Photo ) ....... Articles inside this issue: ..... Brief Clicks 'Em Down Under ..... Who Is Our Enemy by Sgt. George Ammerman ..... Showdown on Kwajalein by 7th AAF Photographer Pfc. John P. Miller ..... This Week's War News in Brief by Hugh R. Floyd - Below Rome - Seventh AAF Again Hits Ponape, Kusaie - From Zuider Zee to Berlin - General Hale Says No Jap Planes Left East of Kwajalein - Admiralties Invaded ..... Jap Navy Loses Third of Strength ..... Letters to the Editor ..... Fox Hole Saturday Night By Lt. Alfred I. Green ..... Woodside...On Inventorying ..... Amen by Bud Nelson ..... Picture Quiz Puzzle ..... Bombs Over Ponape - 7th AAF Begins Campaign in the Carolines by Robert G. Price and Photos by Lyle D. Strain ..... Versatile Warhawks - The P-40 Turns Bomber to Further Harass the Enemy by Robert G. Price ..... Home News - Photos by Press Association Inc. ..... Personalities - Rescued by Dumbo - Airforce Sailor ..... Brief Clicks 'Em ..... Sports ..... Fun with Ink ..... Male Call "He'll Have To Go Through Chanel's" by Milton Caniff ..... Sweethearts of the 7th ..... This Week's BRIEF Girl - This lovely "Babe in the woods" is Vivian Austin of Universal Pictures Co., Inc. Just in case you would like a little more of the same don't miss the picture "Moonlight in Vermont."

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7th AAF BRIEF 1944 03 28
Vol. 1 No. 17 ....... Cover: Sgt. Maxine Sharp, of the WAC's powders her nose as she rests on her barracks bag. She is typical of the first WACs to arrive in the Central Pacific area. ( BRIEF photo by Turnbull ) ....... Articles inside this issue: ..... Handwriting in the Sky - Hale Tells Washington--"7th AAF Bombers Best In World" ( Reprinted from the Army-Navy Register ) ..... WACs are Here! Story by Robert G. Price and Photos by Turnbull ..... This Week's War News in Brief by Hugh R. Floyd - Seventh AAF in Action - German Rout in Ukraine - Deadliest Bomb Weighs Six Tons - Jap Bougainville Assault Repulsed - Deadline Approaches in European War ..... Roll of Honor - Air Medal Recipients ..... Letters to the Editor ..... Jap Lore For Airforcemen By Louis Brechemin ..... Worries, Inc. ..... Brief Clicks 'Em ..... Professor Greasemonkey By Louis Brechemin ..... Fun with Ink ..... The U.S. Armed Forces Institute ( List of Correspondence Courses ) ..... 1 Ring Circus By S/Sgt. Hobert Skidmore ..... Sports ..... Sweethearts of the 7th ..... This Week's BRIEF Girl - Hedy LaMarr

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7th AAF BRIEF 1944 04 04
Vol. 1 No. 18 ....... Cover: Airdrome Squadron - Brief photo by Ray Turnbull ....... Articles inside this issue: ..... Keep 'Em Firing! - Aircraft Gun Maintenance. By Sgt. Franklin P. Hall ..... Airdrome Squadron ( Kwajalein ) By Robert G. Price and Photos by Ray Turnbull ..... As An Airdromeman Sees It By PFC B. F. Sheppard ..... Line News in Brief ..... Book Reviews ..... Lopez Gets Medal By Don Watson ( Major William G. Lopez ) ..... Male Call "Who Threw That Section Eight" by Milton Caniff ..... Letters to the Editor ..... Ratings Not Frozen Says A-1 ..... Woodside...On Styling ..... Amen by Bud Nelson ..... Jap Lore For Airforcemen By Louis Brechemin ..... Movie Stars Photo Pin-ups - Susan Peters, Lana Turner, Esther Williams and Ava Gardner ..... This Week's War News in Brief by Hugh R. Floyd - Seventh AAF Has Ruined Ponape - Soviets Pour Across Old Rumanian Border - Fifth Army Begins Cassino Offensive - Ford Predicts War's End - New Invasion In Admiraltys - In The Air Over Europe - Another Bill About Veterans ..... Brief Clicks 'Em ..... Flight Surgeon ( Capt. Alfred Heldfond ) ..... Professor ( Chaplain Thomas V. Sigler ) ..... Tankman ( Cpl. Stu Denman ) ..... Bathtub ( S/Sgt. Martin Evans ) ..... Sports ..... Fun with Ink ..... Sweethearts of the 7th ..... This Week's BRIEF Girl - Ginny Simms

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7th AAF BRIEF 1944 04 11
Vol. 1 No. 19 ....... Cover: The Spirit of Easter is typified by this photo of a GI looking at the symbol of the Resurrection, the figure of Christ crucified, which has withstood the bombing of Makin, pinned between the fork of a breadfruit tree. Brief photo by Turnbull ....... Articles inside this issue: ..... Silk Packers - Acid Test By Rex B. Gunn ..... Camera Spy - Pierces Camouflage Makes No Mistakes Misses No Details. By Sgt. George Ammerman Photos by Cpl. Paul Friend ..... Letters to the Editor ..... Woodside...On Excising ..... Amen by Bud Nelson ..... Jap Lore For Airforcemen By Louis Brechemin ..... Carnival In Hawaii - An innovation in Hawaii was the exhibition of equipment demonstrations, trophies, explanatory charts, pictures, what-not held recently at APO 953, the purpose of which was to acquaint the GI with the meaning of the various outfits of the armed forces, their functions and relationships with one another, as well as with a knowledge of the enemy, and his equipment and resources. So effective was the organization of the "carnival", and so large was the attendance, that the lime-limit was extended to almost three times the original dates planned. ( Photo Report by Turnbull ) ..... 7th AAf Bombs Wake, Ponape ..... 7th AAF Batters Truk In Night Raid ..... No Bombers Lost Says ( Gen. T. H. ) Landon ..... Brief Clicks 'Em Down Under. Photos by Strain and Turnbull ..... Habit Harry - Gilbert Inland's Boy ..... Chicken Ranch Photos by Strain ..... Sports ..... Fun with Ink ..... Sweethearts of the 7th ..... This Week's BRIEF Girl - Marjorie Riordan

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7th AAF BRIEF 1944 04 18
Vol. 1 No. 20 ....... Cover: 6 Hits & A Miss II, one of the most famous fighter planes in the 7th AAF is blitzed-up by Sgt. John McCarthy, Arlinton, Mass. photo by Turnbull ....... Articles inside this issue: ..... Mobile Unit - ASSRON - Streamlined Service Squadron by John W. Yolton ..... Strange Landing - Story of Bomber Landed by Parachute ( B-24 "Belle of Texas" ) by Louis Brechemin ..... The Seventh Air Force Song by Johnny Burke and Jimmy Van Heusen ..... 7th AAF Hits Truk ..... GI Bill of Rights ..... Amen by Bud Nelson ..... Woodside...On Wacking ..... Good Gawdamighty - A short story by Rex B. Gunn ..... Dogs of War by Louis Brechemin ..... Male Call by Milton Caniff ..... Roll of Honor - DFCs and Air Medal Awards ..... Brief Clicks 'Em ..... Translator ( Cpl Mark Goon ) ..... Sports ..... Fun with Ink ..... Sweethearts of the Seventh ..... This Week's BRIEF Girl - Esther Williams

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7th AAF BRIEF 1944 04 25
Vol. 1 No. 21 ....... Cover: Brief Goes to Press ....... Articles inside this issue: ..... Airplane Hospital by Robert G. Price - photos by Strain ..... Kwajalein Aftermath by Robert G. Price - photos by Turnbull ..... Close Support ( Stilwell ) ..... Drafted for War ( Father of 10 - Lorenzo Villegas ) ..... 7th AAF War Record, Day by Day ..... Seventh AAF Strikes Freely Over Truk ..... Amen by Bud Nelson ..... Male Call "Must Have Come From Under The Rock Of Ages" by Milton Caniff ..... Combat Swimmers Photos by Strain ..... Brief Goes to Press ( Photo Story ) by Major William G. Lopez ..... Hale Gets New Post -- Douglass Takes Over ( Brig. Gen Robert W. Douglas ) ..... BRIEF Photo Page ..... Lamb Stew ..... Our Hero? ( Pvt. Bud Nelson ) Photo by Turnbull ..... Hibbard Bros. ( Gerald and Gordon Hibbard ) ..... Sports ..... Fun with Ink ..... Sweethearts of the Seventh ..... This Week's BRIEF Girl - Lana Turner

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7th AAF BRIEF 1944 05 02
Vol. 1 No. 22 ....... Cover: Little Muggin ....... Articles inside this issue: ..... The Story of the Balloon by Robert McEnery photo by Turnbull ..... Casual Barracks by John W. Yolton - photos by Strain ..... 30 Missions - The story of a Bomber Crew which has earned a well deserved rest and a reassignment by Mac R. Johnson ..... 7th AAF War Record, Day by Day ..... Decoration Precedence ... Fliers Say, 'Truk No Jinx' ..... Amen by Bud Nelson ..... BRIEF to publish 7th AAF Chit-Chat ..... BRIEF Poll Shows Airforcemen's Choice; 7th AAF Feature Lead ..... Male Call by Milton Caniff ..... Little Muggin by Robert Price photos by Turnbull ( BRIEF Spends a Day on an Idyllic Island ) ..... Jean Rogers ..... Male Call by Milton Caniff ..... BRIEF Clicks 'Em ( Photo Page ) ..... Nurses by Robert G. Price ..... Sports - Diamond Dust Hits the Camera of a "Brief" Photographer in the Cronin Playoff Series ..... Fun with Ink ..... Sweethearts of the Seventh ..... This Week's BRIEF Girl - Dottie ( Dorothy ) Lamour

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7th AAF BRIEF 1944 05 09
Vol. 1 No. 23 ....... Cover: Fighter Bomber ....... Articles inside this issue: ..... Academy of Arts by Louis Brechemin - photos by Turnbull ..... Modern Robinson Crusoe By John Yolton and photos by Friend ..... 7th AAF War Record by Hugh R. Floyd - Day by Day - Reassignments and/or furloughs ..... General Landon Reports ..... Tale of the "Galvanized Goose" ( B-24 ) ..... Letters to the Editor ..... A Drink on the House - A Short Story by Rex B. Gunn ..... Male Call by Milton Caniff ..... Fighter-Bombers - Brief flies to Marshalls with 7th AAF's Only Fighter-Bomber Squadron By Robert G. Price and Photos by Strain ..... Tulips for Truk ( B-24 "Smokey Stover" ) By George Ammerman ..... BRIEF Clicks 'Em ( Photo Page ) ..... Fallen Sparrows - The Order of the Fallen Sparrow ..... Sports - Drake Track Wins - Peterson Sinks Navy - Stars Trail Majors ..... Fun with Ink ..... Sweethearts of the 7th ..... This Week's BRIEF Girl - Paulette Goddard

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7th AAF BRIEF 1944 05 16
Vol. 1 No. 24 ....... Cover: Brief Goes to a Luau ....... Articles inside this issue: ..... The Return of Mu - A Serial by Louis Brechemin & Robert McEnery, Chapter I ..... The Story of the Marshalls by Louis Brechemin - photos by John Miller ..... 7th AAF War Record, Day by Day ..... Jap Fighters Blow Up ..... Editorial ..... Male Call by Milton Caniff ..... Hollywood Chatter ..... Diana Lewis ..... Male Call by Milton Caniff ..... Brief Goes to a Luau - Photos by Strain and Turnbull ..... Movie Film Records Air Battles ..... BRIEF Photo Page ..... Love Conquers ..... "Salvo" Hodge ( Lt Perry Hodge ) ..... Sports ..... Fun with Ink ..... Sweethearts of the Seventh ..... This Week's BRIEF Girl - Marjorie Reynolds

7th AAF BRIEF 1944 05 23
7th AAF BRIEF 1944 05 23
Vol. 1 No. 25 ....... Articles inside this issue: ..... NCO Club - Non-Coms' Clubs Provide Relaxation and Fun by Rex Gunn ..... The Return of Mu - A Serial by Louis Brechemin & Robert McEnery, Chapter II ..... Letters to the Editor ..... 7th AAF War Record, Day by Day ..... AWOL Over Truk by Sgt Milton B. Hart ..... Gas! - Chemics Provide a Distinct Threat for Our Enemies by John Yolton, Pix by Friend ..... Hollywood Chatter ..... Pistol Packin' Mama - Vivian Austin ..... BRIEF Photo Page ..... Repto-Phile ( S/Sgt Fritz Mueller ) ..... Chastity ..... Sports ..... Fun with Ink ..... Sweethearts of the Seventh ..... This Week's BRIEF Girl - Betty Hutton

7th AAF BRIEF 1944 05 30
7th AAF BRIEF 1944 05 30
Vol. 1 No. 26 ....... Articles inside this issue: ..... The Story of the 7th AAF Bomber Command by Louis Brechemin ( 11 Page Article ) ..... The Return of Mu - A Serial by Louis Brechemin & Robert McEnery, Chapter III ( Illustrations by Robert B. Muir ) ..... Editorial ..... In Memory - Maj Gen Clarence J. Tinker ..... Good Ship "Glenna Bee" ..... 7th AAF War Record, Day by Day ..... "Ball of Fire" ( Story of a B-24 and crew ) ..... BRIEF Photo Page ..... Sports - Veteran Coach Now in Service ( Frank Leahy ) ..... Fun with Ink ..... Sweethearts of the Seventh ..... This Week's BRIEF Girl - Ann Sothern

7th AAF BRIEF 1944 06 06
7th AAF BRIEF 1944 06 06
Vol. 1 No. 27 ....... Cover: Flying Engineers ....... Articles inside this issue: ..... The Return of Mu - A Serial by Louis Brechemin & Robert McEnery, Chapter IV ..... Aero Guides by Rex Gunn, Photos by Strain ..... 7th AAF War Record, Day by Day ..... Truk Night Fighting ..... Bombs Himself ..... New Spitfire ..... First Mission - "Angel Face" - Pilot Lt. Jacob H. Kaplan ..... Dutch Fliers ..... Editorial ..... Flying Engineers, photos by John Freschi ..... Patricia Dane ..... "Doc" Hunter ( S/Sgt James Hunter ) ..... Handy Tucker ( Cpl. Charles Tucker ) ..... Sports - Rangers Tough to Beat in 7th AAF Base League ..... Fun with Ink ..... Sweethearts of the Seventh ..... This Week's BRIEF Girl - Yvonne De Carla

7th AAF BRIEF 1944 06 13
7th AAF BRIEF 1944 06 13
Vol. 1 No. 28 ....... Articles inside this issue: ..... Air Corps Hostess ( Miss Charlotte Linne, Miss Richardson, and Mrs. Connolly ) ..... Tub's Tub - Being the inner thoughts and feelings of a B-25. ..... The Return of Mu - A Serial by Louis Brechemin & Robert McEnery, Chapter V ..... Provost Marshal by Louis Brechemin, Photos by Strain ..... Editorial - You Are Not Forgotton ..... Letters to the Editor ..... Micronesian Village by Rex B. Gunn, photos by Friend ..... BRIEF Photo Pages ..... Male Call by Milton Caniff ..... Babs and "Ready Teddy" Crew ( Barbara Stanwyck and B-24 Liberator Crew ) ..... 7th AAF War Record, Day by Day ..... Out of the Night ..... Sports by Zander Hollander ..... Fun with Ink ..... Sweethearts of the Seventh ..... This Week's BRIEF Girl - Veronica Lake

7th AAF BRIEF 1944 06 20
7th AAF BRIEF 1944 06 20
Vol. 1 No. 29 ....... Cover: Seventh Division ....... Articles inside this issue: ..... The Return of Mu - A Serial by Louis Brechemin & Robert McEnery, Chapter VI ( Illustrations by Robert B. Muir ) ..... The Seventh Division by Louis Brechemin, Photos by Rosecrans ..... "BRIEF STINKS" - Says Sgt. Lyons - Editor Answers ..... 7th AAF War Record, Day by Day ..... Strafers Intercepted ..... Mail for War Prisoners ..... Victory Garden ..... Jap Souvenirs ..... The Old Club Spirit ..... 7th AAF Rest Camps - War-weary Combat Crews Find Peace, Rest and Quiet In Idyllic Camps, Real Homes ..... Male Call "Tool-Happy Terminology" by Milton Caniff ..... "Betsy" and Her Boys ..... Chatter 'n' Patter by Steve Chiani ..... Sports - The Baseballers ( Joe DiMaggio ) photos by Godfrey ..... Fun with Ink ..... Sweethearts of the Seventh ..... This Week's BRIEF Girl - Betty Alexander

7th AAF BRIEF 1944 06 27
7th AAF BRIEF 1944 06 27
Vol. 1 No. 30 ....... Cover: Mission at Apamama ....... Articles inside this issue: ..... Plastics Fight the War by Robert McEnery, photos by Godfrey ..... Storm Over Truk by William L. Epperson ..... Homage Is Paid Heroes - Who Died Fighting For Liberation ( Nuuanu Cemetery ) ..... The Return of Mu - A Serial by Louis Brechemin & Robert McEnery, Chapter VII ..... Airforcemen to Show in Art Contest at Hickam by Jack Killen ..... Editorial ..... Military Courtesy ..... 7th AAF War Record, Day by Day ..... Seventh AAF Fliers Rescued at Sea ..... Mission at Apamama by William L. Epperson, photos by Charles Apperson ..... Marine has Landed ( 1st Sgt. Jack Bowman ) ..... Chatter 'n' Patter by Steve Chiani ..... Lucky Larry ( S/Sgt Larry M. Ford ) ..... Sports - League Rep With New Players ..... Fun with Ink ..... Sweethearts of the Seventh ..... This.. Week's BRIEF Girl - ? Can not Read

7th AAF BRIEF 1944 07 04
7th AAF BRIEF 1944 07 04
Vol. 1 No. 31 ....... Cover: Hawaiian Air Depot ....... Articles inside this issue: ..... Hawaiian Air Depot by John Yolton, photos by Turnbull ..... The Return of Mu - A Serial by Louis Brechemin & Robert McEnery, Chapter VIII ..... Heaven Can Wait ..... 7th AAF War Record, Day by Day by Hugh R. Floyd ..... Editorial ..... Letters to the Editor ..... James Whitcomb Riley on the Passing of the Back-House ..... Male Call "It's Had To Learn To Be A Glamour Boy" by Milton Caniff ..... USO - Brief photos by Godfrey ..... Photo Page ..... Chatter 'n' Patter by Steve Chiani ..... Busy Bees -- Humph! ( Lt. Frank S. Leach ) ..... Tattoo Tale ( Sgt. Ray Harris ) ..... Sports by Zander Hollander ..... Fun with Ink ..... Sweethearts of the Seventh ..... This Week's BRIEF Girl - Joyce Reynolds

7th AAF BRIEF 1944 07 11
7th AAF BRIEF 1944 07 11
Vol. 1 No. 32 ....... Cover: How About an Open-air Beer Garden? ....... Articles inside this issue: ..... How About an Open-air Beer Garden? ..... Chatter 'n' Patter by Steve Chiani ..... Presenting Parksy ( Sgt O. C. Parks ) ..... AWB Goes to Town ( Aircraft Warning Battalion ) ..... BOOBY traps by Zander Hollander Photos by Godfrey ..... Liaison Surgeon Assists Airforcemen ( Maj. Frederic Brown ) ..... Editorial ..... Letters to the Editor ..... Plush Thorns by John W. Yolton ..... 7th AAF Parachuters Strafed by Japs ..... 7th AAF War Record by Hugh R. Floyd ..... Tarawa...Poem by Rex Gunn photos by Friend ..... The Return of Mu - A Serial by Louis Brechemin & Robert McEnery, Chapter IX ..... Sports by Zander Hollander ..... Fun with Ink ..... Sweethearts of the Seventh ..... This Week's BRIEF Girl - Francis Rafferty

7th AAF BRIEF 1944 07 18
7th AAF BRIEF 1944 07 18
Vol. 1 No. 33 ....... Cover: Berry's Bombers ....... Articles inside this issue: ..... Berry's Bombers - One of the Nation's First Bomb Squadrons Now with 7th AAF Kick Japs Around in the Pacific by Rex Gunn, photos by Friend ..... They Also Serve by Louis Brechemin ..... Sky Scow III ( B-24 ) - Third Descendant Still Sails the Sky by Rex Gunn Photos by Friend ..... Editorial ..... Plush Thorns by John W. Yolton ..... 7th AAF War Record by Hugh R. Floyd ..... AAF Rockets in Combat ..... Veteran's Redeployment ..... BRIEF Photo Pages ..... The Return of Mu - A Serial by Louis Brechemin & Robert McEnery, Chapter X ( Illustrations by Robert B. Muir ) ..... Letters to the Editor ..... Male Call "Nice Legs On The T.O." by Milton Caniff ..... Take a Bow, Ray ( Pfc Raymond Leach ) ..... Chatter 'n' Patter by Steve Chiani ..... Sports by Zander Hollander ..... Fun with Ink ..... Sweethearts of the Seventh ..... This Week's BRIEF Girl - Joan Leslie

7th AAF BRIEF 1944 07 25
7th AAF BRIEF 1944 07 25
Vol. 1 No. 34 ....... Cover: Southern Cross Airways ....... Articles inside this issue: D-Day at Saipan by Robert G. Price - photos by Turnbull ..... The Return of Mu - A Serial by Louis Brechemin & Robert McEnery, Chapter XI ..... A Salute to BRIEF ..... Plush Thorns by John W. Yolton ..... Editorial ..... 7th AAF War Record - Fighters Thanked ..... Southern Cross Airways by Rex Gunn, Photos by Strain ..... Gas Stations by Charles Goodman ..... Reunion in Hawaii ( Francis and Martin Wallis ) ..... Chatter 'n' Patter by Steve Chiani ..... Laundry Lady Southern Style ..... Sports by Zander Hollander ..... Male Call by Milton Caniff ..... Stars for You ( Bob Hope USO Show ) ..... This Week's BRIEF Girl - Alexis Smith

7th AAF BRIEF 1944 08 01
7th AAF BRIEF 1944 08 01
Vol. 1 No. 35 ....... Cover: Saipan Scene ....... Articles inside this issue: Motor Pools and Transportation by Steve Chiani ..... 13th Mission ( 7th AAF, B-24 Bomber " A-Vailable " Crew ) by Rex Gunn ..... The Sacred Calabash ( Islander Navigation ) by John W. Yolton ..... Male Call by Milton Caniff ..... GI Manna From Heaven ( Air Drop of Relief Supplies ) by Steve Chiani ..... Editorial ..... Letters to the Editor ..... Plush Thorns by John W. Yolton ..... 7th AAF War Record - 7th AAF Men Pick Pin-Ups - Water Wagons - The Termiters ( Terrible Turnip Termiters Fighter Group ) ..... Saipan Scene ( Photo Story ) ..... 7th AAF Stevedores by Robert Price - photos by Ray Turnbull ..... The Return of Mu - A Serial by Louis Brechemin & Robert McEnery, Chapter XII ..... Chatter 'n' Patter by Steve Chiani ..... Flier Trackmen ..... Sports by Zander Hollander ..... Fun with Ink ..... Sweethearts of the Seventh ..... This Week's BRIEF Girl - Barbara Stanwyck ................................... This issue courtesy of Jim Ragusa - son of T.Sgt Paul S. Ragusa radio operator / top gunner of the " A-Vailable " in the article 13th Mission

7th AAF BRIEF 1944 08 08
7th AAF BRIEF 1944 08 08
Vol. 1 No. 36 ....... Articles inside this issue: Mariana Airdrome by Robert Price - photos by Ray Turnbull ..... "Hell" is at Low Level by Rex Gun - Pix by Friend ..... The Return of Mu - A Serial by Louis Brechemin & Robert McEnery, Chapter XIII ..... Editorial ..... Plush Thorns by John W. Yolton ..... 7th AAF War Record - Fighters on Siapan - Suicide Tactics ..... Ocean Trap at Nauru by Rex Gunn ..... D-Day for Fighters by Robert Price - photos by Ray Turnbull ..... Male Call by Milton Caniff ..... Chatter 'n' Patter by Steve Chiani ..... Mr. Muscle Man ( Cpl Pierre Kobylinski ) ..... BRIEF Photo Page ..... "No Fish" story & pix - Woodside-Godfrey ..... Sports by Zander Hollander ..... Sweethearts of the Seventh ..... This Week's BRIEF Girl - Acquanetta

7th AAF BRIEF 1944 08 15
7th AAF BRIEF 1944 08 15
Vol. 1 No. 37 ....... Cover: The Story of the Fighter Command ....... Articles inside this issue: The Story of the 7th AAF Fighter Command by Louis Brechemin - 11 page story with photos ..... Editorial ..... Plush Thorns by John W. Yolton ..... 7th AAF War Record - "The Ole Woman" - War Trophies ..... BRIEF Photo Page ..... The Return of Mu - A Serial by Louis Brechemin & Robert McEnery, Chapter XIV ..... Sports by Zander Hollander ..... Male Call by Milton Caniff ..... Fun with Ink ..... This Week's BRIEF Girl - Eve Whitney

7th AAF BRIEF 1944 08 22
7th AAF BRIEF 1944 08 22
Vol. 1 No. 38 ....... Cover: Saipan Roundup - Brief photo by Ray Turnbull ....... Articles inside this issue: ..... Grasshoppers By Bob Price and Photos by Ray Turnbull ..... This Breathing World ( Oxygen Use ) By Yolton and Photos by Friend ..... Air Force Photo Labs By Steve Chiani ..... Saipan Roundup By Robert G. Price and Photos by Ray Turnbull ..... Editorial ..... Letters to the Editor ..... Plush Thorns by John W. Yolton ..... 7th AAF War Record - Over the Marianas - Airacomet - Jack Pot - Jap Cover - 7th AAF Decorations By Hugh R. Floyd ..... GI Civilian ..... Separation Centers ..... Male Call by Milton Caniff ..... Chatter 'n' Patter by Steve Chiani ..... Sports by Zander Hollander ..... Fun with Ink ..... Sweethearts of the 7th ..... This Week's BRIEF Girl - Jean Parker

7th AAF BRIEF 1944 08 29
7th AAF BRIEF 1944 08 29
Vol. 1 No. 39 ....... Cover: Invasion Boat ....... Articles inside this issue: Invasion Boat by Robert Price - pictures by Ray Turnbull ..... Aviation Medics ..... 7th AAF War Record - New Bazooka - Superfortress - D'Boss ..... Letters to the Editor ..... Editorial ..... Siapan Vignettes by Bob Price - Photos by Ray Turnbull ..... Chatter 'n' Patter by Steve Chiani ..... Paratrooper Harry ( T/Sgt Harry Callahan ) ..... GI Stork Fund ..... Aircraft Production ..... BRIEF Photo Page ..... Male Call by Milton Caniff ..... Sports by Zander Hollander ..... Fun with Ink ..... Sweethearts of the Seventh ..... This Week's BRIEF Girl - Esther Williams

7th AAF BRIEF 1944 09 05
7th AAF BRIEF 1944 09 05
Vol. 1 No. 40 ....... Articles inside this issue: Return to the Soil - Natives on Saipan Taste Freedom Again by Louis Brechemin - photos by Frank Godfrey ... Built on a Battlefield by Bob Price - Photos by Ray Turnbull ... The Story of the Marianas by John Yolton - photos by Frank Godfrey ... The Art of Barter ... Male Call by Milton Caniff ... Editorial ... Letters to the Editor ... Plush Thorns by John W. Yolton ... 7th AAF War Record by Hugh R. Floyd - Propaganda Acrobatics - Iwo Jima ... BRIEF Photo Page ... War Photographer ( M/Sgt Norman Hoch ) ... Chatter 'n' Patter by Steve Chiani ... Sports by Zander Hollander ... Fun with Ink ... Sweethearts of the Seventh ... This Week's BRIEF Girl - Louise Allbritton

7th AAF BRIEF 1944 09 12
7th AAF BRIEF 1944 09 12
Vol. 1 No. 41 ....... Cover: Night Fighters ....... Articles inside this issue: ..... Lightning Lens By Robert Price and Photos by Godfrey ..... General Hale Praises 7th AAF's Role in Marianas Campaign ..... 7th AAF Thunderbolts Rocket Into Marianas ..... Intensified War Promised by New Pacific Air Chief ( Lt. Gen. Millard F. Harmon ) ..... Male Call by Milton Caniff ..... Targeteers ( Tow Target Squadron ) By Steve Chiani and Photos by Friend ..... Night Fighters ( The Hoot Owls ) by Robert Price and Photos by Ray Turnbull ..... The Bomber Command Goes to the Marianas By Louis Brechemin and Photos by Frank Godfrey ..... Editorial ..... Letters to the Editor ..... Plush Thorns by John W. Yolton ..... 7th AAF War Record by Hugh R. Floyd - "Some Crust" - One-Man Beachhead ..... Chatter 'n' Patter by Steve Chiani ... Meet the People ( S/Sgt. Milton B. Gillespie ) ..... Variety Added to "C" Ration ..... Sports by Zander Hollander - Down the Runway - Champs of 7th AAF Gilberts Base ..... Fun with Ink ..... Sweethearts of the Seventh ..... This Week's BRIEF Girl - Ava Gardner

7th AAF BRIEF 1944 09 19
7th AAF BRIEF 1944 09 19
Vol. 1 No. 42 ....... Articles inside this issue: Guam by Louis Brechemin - photos by Frank Godfrey ..... 7th AAF War Record - Elmer Davis Speaks - Swimming Party ( Survivors of B-24 "Heavy Date" ) ..... Most Powerful Engine ..... New Ammo Container ..... 130-Octane Plus ..... Editorial ..... Letters to the Editor ..... Plush Thorns by John W. Yolton ..... Hawaii - Vacation Land for Combat Crews - Photos by Friend & Clutter ..... Chatter 'n' Patter by Steve Chiani ..... BRIEF Photo Page ..... Sgt Jack Cunningham ..... Humane Hypnotist ( Cpl Bernard Axelrod ) ..... Sports by Zander Hollander ..... King Neptune's Frolic ..... Fun with Ink ..... This Week's BRIEF Girl - Marilyn Maxwell

7th AAF BRIEF 1944 09 26
7th AAF BRIEF 1944 09 26
Vol. 1 No. 43 ....... Cover: Tinian Airfield ....... Articles inside this issue: ..... Tinian - Once Green Farmlands Now Battle-Scarred, Stalking Death by Louis Brechemin and Frank Godfrey ..... Headquarters Squadron by Phil Gunion and Modelewski ..... Saipan Sketches stories by Bob Price - Jumpin' Jive - Ice-Cold Katie - Guard Duty - Saipan Reunion - Hunting Season - Best Damn Barber ..... Editorial ..... Plush Thorns by John W. Yolton ..... Dehydrated Warfare by Phil Gunion ..... Post-War Plans by Phil Gunion ..... ( Robert Louis ) Stevenson and the King of Apamama ..... BRIEF Photo Page ..... Chatter 'n' Patter by Steve Chiani ..... Meet The People - Cpl. Forest Gouge ..... 7th AAF War Record by Hugh R. Floyd - Proud Bolivar - Hawaii Is Kapu - Demobilization Plans - Mass Suicide - New Ackack Gun ..... When Colonels Meet ( Col. Paul H. Johnston and Col. Wm. C. Farnum ) ..... Sports ..... Fun with Ink ..... This Week's BRIEF Girl - Laraine Day

7th AAF BRIEF 1944 10 03
7th AAF BRIEF 1944 10 03
Vol. 1 No. 44 ....... Articles inside this issue: Five Days on a Raft - 7th AAF Photos by Cpl John Miller ..... Barflies by Bob Price - Photos by Ray Turnbull ..... Teletype Men by John Yolton - photos by Paul Friend ..... Editorial ..... Section Seven ..... Pelican Squadron ( Troop Carrier Command ) by Rex Gunn - Photos by Paul Friend ..... 7th AAF War Record by Hugh R. Floyd - LST Hospital Ships - Chute-the-Chute - Dry Pool ..... Male Call by Milton Caniff ..... BRIEF Photo Page ..... Chatter 'n' Patter by Steve Chiani ..... Sgt Jack Cunningham ..... Call for Nettie K. ( T/Sgt James F. Ewers ) ..... Sports by Zander Hollander ..... Fun with Ink ..... Sweethearts of the Seventh ..... This Week's BRIEF Girl - Toni 7

7th AAF BRIEF 1944 10 10
7th AAF BRIEF 1944 10 10
Vol. 1 No. 45 ....... Cover: Pinapple Harvest ....... Articles inside this issue: ..... The Story of the Pineapple by John W. Yolton ..... Ghost Towns of the Pacific by Phil Gunion ..... Curios for Christmas by Paul Slocumb and photos by Diego DeArteaga ..... Editorial ..... Letters to the Editor ..... You Are Making History!... by Robert B. McEnery ..... BRIEF Sketches the Marianas by Combat Artist Lyle D. Strain ..... 7th AAF War Record - Lalapalooza - New Service Bar - Aerial Rescue Service Polices the "Hump" - Grumman F-7-F ...by Hugh R. Floyd ..... Chatter 'n' Patter by Steve Chiani ..... Opening Games of Series ..... Sports by Zander Hollander ..... Male Call by Milton Caniff ..... Fun with Ink ..... This Week's BRIEF Girl - Ginger Rogers

7th AAF BRIEF 1944 10 17
7th AAF BRIEF 1944 10 17
Vol. 1 No. 46 ....... Cover: Aviation Engineers Battalion ....... Articles inside this issue: Aviation Engineers Battalion by Rex Gunn Photos by Lyle Strain ..... Kelley's Cobras by Robert Hawkes - Photos by Fred Clutter ..... 7th AAF Special Service by Zander Hollander with Photos ..... Letters to the Editor ..... Editorial ..... The Foul Slaying of Benjamin Borgia by Ralph Ritter ..... Japs Are Fanatics ..... Pelican Squadron ( Troop Carrier Command ) by Rex Gunn - Photos by Paul Friend ..... BRIEF Photo Pages ..... AAFPOA War Record by Hugh R. Floyd - Salute to the 7th AAF Bomber Command - Flight and Return - Heller and Keller Return From Year in Pacific ..... Bombs Over Yap ..... Male Call by Milton Caniff ..... Chatter 'n' Patter by Steve Chiani ..... T/Sgt Rosario Criscione ..... Inventor ( S/Sgt Clarence S. Graether ) ..... Sports by Zander Hollander ..... Fun with Ink ..... Sweethearts of the Seventh ..... This Week's BRIEF Girl - Lucille Bremer

7th AAF BRIEF 1944 10 24
7th AAF BRIEF 1944 10 24
Vol. 1 No. 47 ....... Cover: Story of the Philippines ....... Articles inside this issue: Philippines by Louis Brechemin ..... AAFPOA takes over BRIEF ..... Service Squadron in the Marianas by Louis Brechemin - photos by Frank Godfrey ..... Gray Lady Corps by Steve Chiani - Pix by Paul Friend ..... Editorial ..... Letters to the Editor ..... AAFPOA War Record by Hugh R. Floyd - AAFPOA At War - Aerial Cocktail ..... GI Dentist ( Capt. M. I. Lehr ) ..... Chatter 'n' Patter by Steve Chiani ..... BRIEF Photo Page ..... Sports by Zander Hollander ..... Fun with Ink ..... Sweethearts of the Seventh ..... This Week's BRIEF Girl - Colleen Townsend

7th AAF BRIEF 1944 10 31
7th AAF BRIEF 1944 10 31
Vol. 1 No. 48 ....... Articles inside this issue: Sniper Hunting in the Marianas by Louis Brechemin - photos by Frank Godfrey ..... Transport Air Group by Louis Brechemin - photos by Frank Godfrey ..... AAFPOA War Record by Hugh R. Floyd - Last Laugh - Guadalcanal Water - Keeping Cool - The Black Widow ..... Editorial ..... Letters to the Editor ..... Poetry by Christine D. Smith ..... China - Conquered thru the centuries--she has always conquered her conquerors by Paul Slocumb ..... Male Call by Milton Caniff ..... BRIEF Photo Page ..... Chatter 'n' Patter by Steve Chiani ... Capt. Ethel F. Hoffman ..... Sports by Zander Hollander ..... Male Call by Milton Caniff ..... Fun with Ink ..... This Week's BRIEF Girl - Faye Emerson

7th AAF BRIEF 1944 11 07
7th AAF BRIEF 1944 11 07
Vol. 1 No. 49 ....... Articles inside this issue: Floating Supply Depots by Jay Gruelich - photos by Lyle Strain ..... Artist in the Marianas ( Artist Robert Moir ) ..... Editorial ..... Letters to the Editor ..... How to Get in Solid With Hirohito by Humphrey Bogart ..... Chamorro Aftermath by Rex Gunn - Pix by Lyle Strain ..... AAFPOA War Record by Hugh R. Floyd - Lady's Day - Chore for the 7th AAF - Demobilization - Meteor Bomb - GI Ferry ..... Furloughs and Rotation ..... Male Call by Milton Caniff ..... BRIEF Photo Page ..... Chatter 'n' Patter by Steve Chiani ..... Cpl Donald "Rocky" Maher ..... Sgt J. Don Fulton ..... Three Lind Brothers ( Murray, Dale and Phil ) ..... Sports by Zander Hollander ..... BRIEF Photo Page ..... Fun with Ink ..... This Week's BRIEF Girl - Esther Williams

7th AAF BRIEF 1944 11 14
7th AAF BRIEF 1944 11 14
Vol. 1 No. 50 ....... Cover: Second Lt. Beth June Byram ....... Articles inside this issue: In One Year - The Seventh Air Force Completes Its First Year On The Offensive ..... "Every Officer and Every Man..." General Robert W. Douglass, Jr to the men of the Seventh ..... Flight Nurses are Women by S/Sgt Joe Whitley ..... Editorial ..... The Bitching Post ..... File 13 ..... Male Call by Milton Caniff ..... "Oh Brother---That Hydrogen" ..... Sports by Zander Hollander ..... Just Like Home ..... Something Went Wrong - Japan's Dream Map of World Conquest Lists Six Attacking Routes to USA ..... This Week's BRIEF Girl - Toni Seven

7th AAF BRIEF 1944 11 21
7th AAF BRIEF 1944 11 21
Vol. 1 No. 51 ....... Cover: BRIEF knows it isn't exactly Emily Post to climb around the tail section of an airplane. But Pfc Fred Shelton was looking around for a cover shot to fit this week's lead story, The Airman's Battleground. Preparing to launch the radiosonde equipment are two EM, members of a Down Under weather squadron; Sgt Emory J. Kovacs, left, Caldwell, N. J., and Cpl Glenn S. Hughes, Oakland, Calif. The box Cpl Hughes is holding will transmit electrical impulses from thousands of feet in the air to be picked up by another device on the ground. ....... Articles inside this issue: Airman's Battleground by Robert O. Frederick - photos by Lyle Strain ..... The Flying Wreck ( B-24 The Chamber Maid ) by Rex Gunn - Photos by Emil R. Morris Jr. C.C.U. ..... AAFPOA War Record by Hugh R. Floyd - Convoy Attacks - Helicopter Training - Oldest Aerial Gunner - Team Play - Aerial repair Job ..... Smoking In Outer Lobby ..... Spam Canyon - No Danger of Theft! ..... Editorial - GI Joe ..... This Ain't the Army ..... File 13 by Cpl Roger Angell ..... Male Call by Milton Caniff ... BRIEF Photo Page ..... Chatter 'n' Patter by Steve Chiani ..... Pvt Robert F. Romer ..... S/Sgt James D. Dolan ..... Sports by Zander Hollander ..... Just Like Home ..... This Week's BRIEF Girl - Noel Neill ...................... 7th AAF BRIEF continues as BRIEF magazine after take over by AAFPOA




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