Air Force AIR FORCE
AIR FORCEThe Official Service Journal of the U.S. Army Air Forces. This publication's format was printed 8-3/8" X 11-3/4", with an average of 58 pages. The magazine had a name change and facelift in December 1942 from Air Forces News Letter to Air Force. Photo: AT EASE CENTRAL PACIFIC -- two boys from Brooklyn make the most of their leisure time at a U.S. army camp on a cantral Pacific island. They are Pfc. Hans Borglund (Left) and Cpl. Ray Turner who relax and read in front of their ten

AIR FORCE 1942 12
AIR FORCE 1942 12
Our Air Offensive in the Aleutians ..... Biography of a Globe-Trotting B-24 ..... Psychologists Classify Our Air Cadets ..... How Dutch Indies Airmen Fought the Japs ..... Major Principles of Precision Bombing ..... Health Hints for the Libyan Theater ..... Uncovering the Impostors in Uniform ..... Tips on How to Fly with One Engine Dead ..... Flight Training Progress at West Point ..... Jungle Rescue, Told by a Flight Surgeon ..... Americans in Britain - by a Britisher ..... A Study of Wright Field in Wartime ..... Elements of Air Warfare in the Desert ..... What Women Are Doing in the Air Forces ..... Booby Traps - Hidden Weapons of Death ..... Combat Experiences of a Radio Operator ..... The A-20 as a Soviet Flyer Sees it

AIR FORCE 1943 01
AIR FORCE 1943 01
General Arnold Reports on the Air Forces After One Year of ..... A Bomber Pilot Tells of Hell Over Occupied France ..... How Ferrying Pilots Prepare for the Run to Alaska ..... Summary of Weather Conditions in North Africa ..... Technical Description of Foreign Combat Aircraft ..... General Royce Reviews Air Operations in South Pacific ..... Health Hints for the Alaskan Theater of Operations ..... Flying with the Bamboo Fleet in the Philippines ..... What to do When Forced Down in the Arctic Regions ..... Picture Story of a New Fire-Fighting Method for Airfields ..... Sentry Dogs Go on Guard Duty at Mitchel Field ..... Principles of Compressibility, Aviation's Problem Child. ..... Army Pilot Takes a Big Bomber ( B-17 ) on Its Acceptance Flight . ..... Experiences of Our Transport Flyers in Burma ..... Learning All the Trade Secrets of Global Flying ..... An Old Sarge Finds Our Mechanics Modernized.

AIR FORCE 1943 02
AIR FORCE 1943 02
Notes on Living and Fighting Conditions in North Africa ..... Clear Thinking Saves a C-53 After a Mid-air Crash ..... An Eagle Fighter Pilot Tells of 250 Combat Hours. ..... The Troop Carrier Command, Explained by Its Leader ..... How Ingenuity Helps Training on the Salt Flats of Utah ..... Details on the Organization of the Army Air Forces ..... Health Hints for the Southwest Pacific Theater ..... Compressibility - An Explanation of Its Effect on Aircraft ..... A Bombardier's Account of a Kiska Bombing Raid ..... Our Airmen in the Solomons - A Picture Report ..... The Role of Maps in Global War, First of a Series ..... "Gas Alert Day" at Geiger Field is Realistic ..... How Our Photo Interpreters Outwit Enemy Camoufleurs ..... The Job of a Tow-Target Pilot Is Anything But Dull ..... RAF "Train Busters" Disrupt German Rail Service

AIR FORCE 1943 03
AIR FORCE 1943 03
An Airman's Letter from the Southwest Pacific ..... Know the Enemy's Tricks, Warns African P-40 Pilot ..... Details of the Air Forces' Sikorsky Helicopter ..... The First Cross Country Flight in a Helicopter ..... How the Air Forces Investigates "New" Navigation Devices ..... Conversion of P-38 into Two-Seated Trainer ..... What the Flight Control System Will Mean to You ..... Cadet Discipline and Morale Can Not Be Separated ..... Combat Camouflage Is a Personal Responsibility ..... An American Observer's Report from the Soviet Front ..... Cardboard Serves as a Combat First Aid Device ..... The Role of Mental Attitudes in Flyer Fatigue ..... Solomons Pilot Captures Jap and Paddles Home ..... The Arctic, Desert and Tropic Information Center ..... A Picture Study of Women in the Air Forces

AIR FORCE 1943 04
AIR FORCE 1943 04
Battle Reports on P-38 Action in the Southwest Pacific ..... Our Antisubmarine Command Fights the Underwater Menace ..... Hunting U-Boats at Night in a B-18 Over the Caribbean ..... A Desert Island Bail-out Suggests These Survival Hints ..... Testing Your Altitude Ability in Decompression Chambers ..... The Role of Our Aircraft Warning Service in National Defense ..... The Photography Directorate Places War on Celluloid ..... Portable Radios on Life Rafts Increase Your Rescue Chances ..... What Every Airman Should Know About Map Projections ..... Compressibility - Analyzing Effects of Wave Formations ..... Explaining the Air Forces New Training Aids Unit ..... Details Behind Our Method of Teaching Aircraft Recognition ..... How to Keep Healthy in the Middle Eastern Theater

AIR FORCE 1943 05
AIR FORCE 1943 05
Reorganization of the Air Forces; The Basic Principles Explained ..... The Tactics Employed in Our Air War Against U-Boats ..... Tips from Veterans on Flying the North Atlantic Route ..... Aerial Photos Demonstrate Bombing Accuracy In Africa ..... Compressibility: Last of a Series on Supersonic Problems ..... Some Sidelights on the Life of Wartime Washington ..... Bomber Pilot Reports on Fighting Japs and Germans ..... Survivor of a Northern Crash Tells a Story of Endurance ..... The New Organization Chart of the Army Air Forces ..... Notes on Air Forces Stations in the Caribbean Area ..... Analyzing the Physiological Effects of High Speed Flight ..... What That Useful Lingo Called Pidgin English Is All About ..... A 37-Year-Old Graduate Tells His Story of O.C.S. Miami ..... How to Keep Healthy in the Burma Theater of Operations

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AIR FORCE 1943 06
Advice From a Veteran for Every Fighter Pilot ..... Introducing the Air Forces School of Applied Tactics ..... The Legend of Shorty Gordon, Belly Turret Gunner ..... Factors in Hitting the Silk From High Altitude ..... Life in Mid-Africa as a Flight Surgeon Sees It ..... Weather Over Western Europe, an Explanation in Charts ..... Why It Pays to Understand Proper Use of Oxygen ..... Emergency Kits and Equipment, a Current Status Report ..... Aerial Torpedo Warfare With Medium Bombers ..... Classification of Personnel at the Squadron Level

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AIR FORCE 1943 07
Role of the Tactical Air Force in the North African Campaign ..... A Bomber Co-pilot's Story of the First Raid on Naples ..... The Globe-Circling Civilian Pilots of the Air Transport Command ..... Pioneering Our Air Route Across the South Pacific ..... Ingenuity Pays off for Ground Crews of a B-26 Group in Tunisia ..... Bomber Crew Members Tell What to Expect in Raids aver Europe ..... A Picture Story of Life with the AAF in North Africa ..... Don't Believe All of Those Horror Stories of the Jungle ..... Pressure Points for Stopping Hemorrhage Shown in Diagrams ..... Briefing at Morrison Field for the South Atlantic Run ..... Training at the Central Instructors' School at Randolph Field ..... What's New in Synthetic Training Devices and Film Strips ..... "Learn and Live," Training Film on Pilot's Heaven

AIR FORCE 1943 08
AIR FORCE 1943 08
General Chennault's Fight Talk to His New Pilots ..... "Flight Strips" - Their Use in War and Peace ..... A B-24 Sets Action Aplenty in a Raid on Bizerte ..... The Story of a Bomber Pilot's Survival in New Guinea ..... War in the Aleutians: Fighting Weather and Japs ..... Building a Chinese Air Force in the Arizona Desert ..... What Every Pilot Should Know About Traffic Control ..... Blasting the Japs on Nauru - A Story in Pictures ..... How to Keep Well in the Indian Theatre of Operations ..... Profile of a CO Whose Toughness Paid Dividends ..... Pacific Raids With B-26s - Why the Japs Don't Like Them ..... Broadening the Scope of Third-Dimensional Photography ..... A Production Line Method for Aircraft Maintenance ..... Supplying Troops From the Sky With Cargo Parachutes ..... New Developments in Clothing For War in the Air

AIR FORCE 1943 09
AIR FORCE 1943 09
AAF Bombers over the European Continent ..... Some Combat Pointers from Two Veteran Fighter Pilots ..... The Nature of the Enemy We're Fighting ..... Now Women Are Ferrying AAF Combat Planes ..... Radiotelephone Vocabulary in England ..... Building Airdromes in the North African Campaign ..... Air Operations in the Battle of Attu ..... How Oldtimers Are Serving Our Air Depots ..... The ATC's Special Mission Group ..... The New Pilot's Advisory Service ..... Use of Air Power in the Papuan Campaign ..... Testing for Night Visual Acuity ..... Operations of the Air Service Command ..... The Civil Air Patrol as an AAF Auxiliary ..... Wash-out In Primary, by a Former Cadet

AIR FORCE 1943 10
AIR FORCE 1943 10
Vol. 26 No. 10 ....... Inside Articles: ..... How P-40s in India Bomb with 1000-Pounders ..... Fighter Action in Sicily, by a Group C.O. ..... Twenty-Five Bombing Missions without a Scratch ..... A Father's Letter to an Aviation Cadet ..... Pointers on Flying the Pacific Thunderhead ..... Action in the Aleutians - A Battle Roundup ..... The Nature of the Enemy We're Fighting ..... How It Feels to Bail Out at 40,000 Feet ..... Health Tips for the Italian Theater of Operations ..... A Message Regarding Air Corps Mothers and Wives ..... Between Missions with the AAF Around the World ..... How the New Aviation Cadet Program Operates ..... Aircraft Recognition for Our Ground Observers ..... Clean Facts on Washing Army Clothes ..... Operation of the Sub-Depot in Wartime

AIR FORCE 1943 11
AIR FORCE 1943 11
The Meaning of Air Discipline in Bombardment ..... Report on a Straggler, by a B-17 Pilot ..... Our Attack on the Ploesti Refineries ..... Destruction by Parachute in the South Pacific ..... Action over Paramushiru with our B-24s ..... How His Last March Saved a Crash Victim ..... Sweating out the First OCS Class in Australia ..... Results of a Florida Life Raft Test ..... Operation of the New AAF Training Command ..... Notes on the Aircraft Warning Service ..... What We Learn from Captured Enemy Equipment ..... How to Speak Eskimo in One Lesson ..... A 'Hot Pilot' Who Threw Away the Book ..... Life on the "Banana Run" to the Canal Zone

AIR FORCE 1943 12
AIR FORCE 1943 12
Procedure for AAF Personnel Returned from Overseas ..... Mission to Regensburg - A Copilot's Observations ..... What Navigators Should Know about the Astro-dome ..... Developments in Firepower - A Progress Report ..... Our B-26s Win Their Wings over Western Europe ..... Operations of Our Air Evacuation Service Around the World ..... Ground Crews Prove Their Ingenuity on the Combat Line ..... Shipping Fighter Planes Overseas - A Story in Pictures ..... Suggested Procedures for Surviving Emergency Sea Landings ..... Life with the First Control Tower Operators on Guadalcanal ..... How Cockpit Dials Are Illuminated with 'Black Light' ..... Development of Air Filters - Performance Characteristics ..... The Nature of the Enemy We're Fighting

AIR FORCE 1944 01
AIR FORCE 1944 01
Keep Them Guessing - An outstanding fighter pilot discusses our tactics against the enemy over China. By Col. Bruce K. Holloway ..... Beach Party - Training in England for the assault on Europe closely simulates the real thing. By Maj. Charles D. Frazer ..... Atlantic Crossing In A JU-88 - How two AAF officers flew a 'gift' from Hitler across the South Atlantic. By Maj. Warner E. Newby ..... Night Fighters - Veterans of the air war over Britain train our night fighter squadrons for combat. By Lieut. Col. Winston W. Kratz ..... Mediterranean Action in a P-38 - A fighter pilot relates his experiences with words and illustrations. By Lieut. Frederic L. Kohn ..... Mississippi Guadalcanal - This bivouac area in many respects is more rugged than the South Pacific island. By Cpl. Carl Happel ..... Survival A La King - A forced landing was nothing short of a holiday for this recon pilot in Africa. By Maj. George W. Humbrecht ..... AAF bombers around the world - Photographic roundup of our bombing activities in the combat theaters. ..... The Principals Of War - A study of the lessons learned in air combat and their relation to fundamentals of war. By Brig. Gen. Ralph F. Stearley ..... Organization Chart of the Army Air Forces ..... 'Winged Victory' - The AAF's stage production by Moss Hart has the New York critics scrounging for superlatives. By Cpl. Mark Murphy ..... Sweating 'em Out - How an Armorer feels when his fighter plane is on a combat mission. By O/C Roswell G. Ham, Jr. ..... 'Blocking Back' in a P-47 - Teamwork was this fighter pilot's big gun in settling an old score with the Luftwaffe. By Capt. Arthur Gordon ..... 'She wears a pair of Silver Wings' - Our Women's Airforce Service Pilots have earned their place in the cockpits of AAF planes. By Charlotte Knight ..... Ingenuity in Artificial Respiration - A valuable lesson in life-saving under adverse conditions. By Dr. Peter V. Karpovich

AIR FORCE 1944 02
AIR FORCE 1944 02
New Trigger-nometry - To the hard-pressed flexible gunner, mathematical experts offer a substantial contribution known as 'Position Firing.' ..... Why that target? - Maybe your target does look like just a 'dinky little bridge,' but don't undersell it. By Capt. Luther Davis ..... Strafe-bombing pays dividends in the South Pacific - [ I - How it wrecks enemy airdromes By Col. Donald P. Hall ..... II - How it blasts Jap shipping By Lee Van Atta ] - Whether appraised by a newspaperman or a participating group commander, the answer is the same: it works. ..... Filming the Air War - From Combat Cameramen in all theaters, the AAF gets the war in panorama. By Capt. Carl Dreher ..... One man crew - In addition to other duties, a quick-witted technical sergeant suddenly becomes gunner, flight engineer and pilot. By Capt. Robert V. Guelich ..... Guides along the icy airways - How AACS talks airplanes across the North Atlantic Route from Newfoundland to England, most traveled airway in the world. By Col. Ivan I. Farman ..... 'Joe Dope' - Introducing an engaging character, fictitious, thank heaven, with some advice on ordnance items. ..... Mascots in the AAF - A pictorial roundup of the furred and feathered friends our units have adopted around the globe. ..... Those 'Screaming' Invaders - The trademark of A-36 groups in the Mediterranean theatre is split-second timing and dead-center accuracy. By Sgt. Arthur w. Everett, Jr. ..... The Cadet Wives League - Looking for a place to live? A job for the wife? Medical assistance? See the Cadet Wives League. ..... Our Air WACS - With mutual admiration, WACS are doing 200 different jobs for the AAF; 46,000 more Air WACS are needed. By Charlotte Knight ..... Aviation Engineers overseas - After a 45,000-mile inspection tour, the Air Engineer appraises the work of airdrome builders in seven theaters. By Brig. Gen. S. C. Godfrey ..... Gallery of Fighters - The story of a P-47 group with a distinguished record of bringing the 'Big Friends' home. By Maj. Charles D. Frazer ..... Skip Bombing With Logs - With logs for bombs and steel drums for target ships, an ingenious squadron overcomes a shortage of training materials. By Lieut. Reginald Hayes

AIR FORCE 1944 03
AIR FORCE 1944 03
Our Jet Propelled Fighter - The development of jet propulsion and its future influence on the design and performance of our aircraft. ..... Central Pacific Offensive - A performance roundup on the 7th Air Force; how it serves as the strategic air arm in combined operations against the Jap. ..... So You think the Germans are giving up! - We're beating the Nazis but their airmen still think they are going to win. Don't help them with overconfidence. ..... Hell-Bent for Weather - A taste of combat in Sicily and Italy with Mobile Weather Unit No. 7 and a jeep named Soozie. ..... Combat Laboratory - From oxygen masks to bomber formations nearly everything in the AAF is the business cf the Army Air Forces Board. ..... The Gadget did the Trick - How the heavy bomber boys in India learned to rely on their auto-pilots for precision bombing. ..... When to use the 'Benzedrine Alert' - A word of advice from the Air Surgeon on the use of a most important drug in operations involving excessive fatigue. ..... No Boyer, very little Lamarr - Those dreams of babes and romance in Algiers will vanish into smelly air when you tour the grounds. ..... Combat Life with the Escorts - A little beer and a little mud go right along with day-to-day operations for a P-38 squadron in England - a picture story. ..... Servicing Our Air Assault on Europe - The 8th Air Force Service Command keeps pace with the fast-moving air war over Europe. ..... The National Association of Air Forces Women - Women's volunteer groups in the AAF unite to formulate a present and post-war welfare program. ..... Conquerors of the Hump - The increasing tempo of 14th Air Force operations tells the success story of ATC's India-China Wing.

AIR FORCE 1944 04
AIR FORCE 1944 04
Air Pincers Over Europe - How our air organization in the European theatre is drawing the noose around the Luftwaffe. By Maj. Arthur Gordon ..... Hammering the Jap Midriff - A summary of air action in recent offensive thrusts against the Japs in the Central Pacific. ..... Battle Plan Against Malaria - The Air Surgeon offers advice on how to fight an enemy which can hit a military unit as hard as gunfire. By Maj. Gen. David N. W. Grant ..... Learn while You Heal - The AAF's Convalescent Training Program means faster recoveries and a broader military knowledge for hospital patients. By Charlotte Knight ..... 24-Hour Job - This flight chief and his men work around the clock in Britain to get those battle-damaged bombers back in the air. By Maj. Bernard W. Crandell ..... Chinese-American Composite Wing - Cooperation between the two races in this 14th Air Force unit is accomplishing a diplomatic as well as a fine military job. By Capt. R. V. Guelich ..... Battle Conditioning in the U.K - The 'big league of air warfare' demands intense tune-up training of every member of a bomber crew. By Maj. Charles D. Frazer ..... Invasion Proving Ground for Air Power - When the AAF saved the day at Salerno, it demonstrated air power's capabilities for the coming invasion of Western Europe. By Herbert Ringold ..... Camouflage with Horse Sense - Everyday camouflage in a combat area is pretty fundamental. It might even mean saving your neck. By Lieut. Col. M. E. DeLonge ..... Air War's Touch in the Arctic - Sketches from the day-to-day life of our personnel on Labrador, Baffin-land and Greenland. By Capt. Raymond Creekmore ..... Wheels of the AAF - The ASC has more than 300,000 motorized units at home airfields and in the battle area; thousands more are on the way. By Lieut. Col. William B. Droge ..... Here's where your Mail gets Action - A glimpse of the 'family' mail room of the Personal Affairs Division, Headquarters, Army Air Forces. ..... Time out for Rest - A periodic 'breather' in New Zealand does wonders for our airmen in the South Pacific theatre. By Maj. James E. Crane ..... Water Gun - This AAF unit in the Solomons employs the old squirt-gun technique for gunnery refresher training.

AIR FORCE 1944 05
AIR FORCE 1944 05
Our Growing Mass Attack - A word and picture report on recent AAF action in the European Theatre of Operations. By Maj. Arthur Gordon ..... One-two-three punch - How a flight of B-26s socked three vital bridges along the Florence-Rome Railway on a single mission. ..... The Zero Johnny didn't get - The best of our fighter pilots make mistakes but they know better than to make the same error twice. ..... U.S. Navy's Air Operations - An explanation of the organization and combat techniques of U.S. Naval Aviation. By Ensign Oliver H. Townsend, USNR ..... 'Flying Submarine' - How weather reconnaissance B-17s prepare the way for bombing attacks on Fortress Europe. By Maj. Arthur Gordon ..... A perfect raid - Our Thanksgiving Day raid on Formosa's Shinchiku Airdrome will long be remembered by the Japs. By Col. Clinton D. (Casey) Vincent ..... 'One of my Boys' - An instructor reads a headline and recalls the tall, skinny lad he put through basic training. By Capt. N. W. Pinney, Jr. ..... Cornerstone for CBI Offensives - Life for the first ASC group in India was tough, but it's paying off in striking power against the Japs. By Capt. Robert V. Guelich ..... Comfort with protection - Custom-tailoring the M-l helmet for maximum protection against flak with minimum discomfort. By Maj. I. Louis Hoffman ..... China's invincible Airdromes - Why the worst Jap raid can't keep an airfield in China out of commission for more than twelve hours. By Maj. Lyman B. Lockwood ..... Notes on Women's activities in the AAF ..... Blocking Rabaul by Air - The Air pounding of Rabaul marked another step toward final victory in the battle of the Pacific. By Capt. L P. Bachmann ..... Survival by the Book? - The book could be wrong, so don't let your reading interfere with your being sociable with the natives.

AIR FORCE 1944 06
AIR FORCE 1944 06
Our Troop Carriers in Burma - TCC operations from India since January have established a new principle of warfare. By S/L H. B. Dickson, RAF ..... Air Power in the Southwest Pacific - The Commander of the Allied Air Forces in the Southwest Pacific discusses techniques and operations employed in his theatre. By Lieut. Gen. G. C. Kenney ..... The Conquest of Fear - An explanation of the low incidence of mental 'crack-ups' among our flyers in the European Theatre of Operations. By Maj. Arthur Gordon ..... No Rest for the Luftwaffe - Our correspondent in the ETO continues his monthly report on AAF operations over the Continent. ..... Crate City, U. K. ..... DUMBO, I Love You! - The Navy's famous rescue planes in the South Pacific are tops in the hearts of Allied combat flyers. By Capt. L P. Bachmann ..... We fight with Fire - Incendiary bombs modern version of an ancient weapon pay big dividends in Allied attacks on the enemy. ..... Photo-reconnaissance - A one man war - Without guns or escort, our PR pilots stick their noses in the enemy's business for vital information. By Herbert H. Ringold ..... Sky Quirks - Atmospheric Phenomena can pose problems for the Airman that the textbooks didn't cover. By Lieut. H. G. Dorsey, Jr., and Lieut. Oscar Shaftel ..... Blasting Nazi facilities in Italy ..... Navigation problems in England - Our 9th Air Force navigators have many new lessons to learn before they are ready for combat over Europe. By Lieut. Ralph N. Phillips ..... 'Per Ardua ad Astra' - The record of Britain's flyers reflects the motto of the RAF 'Through Hardship to the Stars.' ..... Capital Targets - A picture page of AAF strike pictures showing how Europe's capital cities are taking a drubbing. ..... From Calcutta to the Hump - Transportation difficulties are the rule, not the exception, in the China-Burma-India Theatre. By Capt. C. A. Mitchell and Capt. R. V. Guelich ..... Portland Women Volunteers

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AIR FORCE 1944 07
Air Power in the Invasion - General Eisenhower promised that on D-day, "if you see a plane it will be ours." That promise was made good. ..... The B-29 Superfortress - The production story of the first of our very heavy bombers by the XB-29 project officer. By Col. Donald L Puff ..... Whiplash from the South - Increased striking power of the 15th Air Force is described in this month's report of the Air arm in Europe. ..... Our Invasion Air Force - How our 9th Air Force components were organized and trained for the big test on D-day. By Capt. Luther Davis ..... Navigators can't Daydream - Overconfidence and laziness in navigation can easily result in disaster just ask the veterans. ..... Pitching strikes at enemy harbors in Italy ..... The Official Guide to the Army Air Forces ..... Battleground of the Air - The AAF Weather Service, Its 'round-the-world operations and Its importance to successful air and ground action. ..... Feeding the AAF - It takes 10,000,000 pounds of groceries a day for our big family's three squares. By Capt. Benjamin J. Grant, Jr. ..... Meet Burma - A glimpse of the terrain, people and weather conditions offered by this key country in our drive against the Japs. ..... Notes on Women's activities in the AAF ..... Can You keep a Secret? - To do its job, the Office of the Air Provost Marshal must depend on every man in the AAF. By Col. H. G. Reynolds ..... Hollandia and the Principles of Air Blockade - Our 'D to the 5th Power' routine is paying big dividends in the Southwest Pacific offensive. By Capt. L. P. Bachmann ..... Night Owls of War - This photo-reconnaissance unit in the MTO has added plenty to the development of night aerial photography. By Maj. Arthur Gordon

AIR FORCE 1944 08
AIR FORCE 1944 08
Blue Stars and Red Stars - How we are living and fighting side by side with our Soviet allies at shuttle bombing bases in Russia. ..... AFTER D-DAY ... ( Post-invasion strategic bombing of Europe ... Blasted Nazi oil centers ... High-altitude bombing with P-38s ) ..... INVASION OF FRANCE ... ( Air Action over the Invasion Forces ... Our First Four Airfields in Normandy ... H-Hour Minus Four and a Half ... Blazing the Trail on D-Day ... The Air Invasion in Pictures ) ..... Maintenance for Keeps ..... Our Rocket-Slinging Fighters - How we installed this 'heavy artillery' on our fighter aircraft. ..... Beating the Odds - This passenger on 84 missions checks the human equation and keeps his number down. ..... Those Trouble Shooting URs - What happens to Unsatisfactory Reports: their value in improving AAF operations and procedures. ..... Notes on Women's Activities in the AAF ..... Do You Need a Lawyer? - It takes a specialist to draw an ironclad will or a foolproof power of attorney; the role of the legal assistance officer. ..... Portable Invasion Depots - Handy packups are the ASC's answer to AAF maintenance problems at advance airdromes in France. ..... Growth of Our Civilian AAF - How 500,000 men and women have been molded into the world's largest aircraft repair industry. ..... Army Air Forces Aid Society - Through this volunteer relief organization, the AAF plans to assist in solving the post-war problems of its personnel. ..... Air WACs Overseas - A Picture Story

AIR FORCE 1944 09
AIR FORCE 1944 09
Facing the Attack - How tactical air power was employed to soften the way for the Allied break-through in France. ..... The Men of the B-29s - Here for the first time is the story of how the AAF put the Superfortress into combat. ..... Shooting the Breeze - A hangar-flying session concerning combat capers by AAF men around the world. ..... GI Airline for the Wounded - Here is what happens to combat casualties on the last lap of air evacuation-the flight to hospitals near home. ..... Workhorse of the AAF - An operational report on the C-47; how it has served the AAF. ..... RNZAF - The role played by the Royal New Zealand Air Force in our air war against the Jap in the Pacific. ..... Call it 'Zeke' - How we originated our code names for Jap aircraft to permit more efficient identification. ..... Organization Chart of the Army Air Forces ..... If You're a Wingman - What some of our veteran fighter pilots think of flying the wing position. ..... PIs Fight Beside GIs - Photo-interpretation has moved to the front lines. Here is a glimpse of the job in modern combat. ..... Notes on Women's Activities in the AAF ..... The Law Can Help You - A summary of statutes designed to benefit the serviceman. The second of a series by the Air Judge Advocate. ..... Crash Fires, How to Fight Them - In crash fire fighting the right thing must be done in record time. Here are pointers on new fire-fighting procedures. ..... To Rome and Beyond - A picture story of recent tactical operations of the Mediterranean Allied Air Forces.

AIR FORCE 1944 10
AIR FORCE 1944 10
Vol. 27 No. 10 ....... Assignment Home - General Harmon answers some important questions for combat returnees. ..... Air Mastery Over France - A report on our air activities during the Allied march on the Reich. ..... Fighter Control Nerve Center of Bottle - How our planes in Europe are sent to the right place at the right time. ..... Little Planes With a Big Punch - If it's a tough job over rough territory, they give it to the Grasshoppers. ..... Get Wise - Take a look at these accident reports; their lessons may save your neck. ..... Airborne Army - Organization and potentialities of the new Allied command in Europe. ..... The Invasion of Noemfoor - A picture account of air operations in this Southwest Pacific action. ..... The B-29 and You - Expecting duty with B-29s? Here are some notes on what to expect. ..... Hard Facts About Income Tax - If you think military status exempts you, read this and think again. ..... The Pearly Gates - What happens when the combat boys enter Miami's 36th St. Airport. ..... China Combat - How the 14th Air Force has taken a toll of advancing Jap invaders. ..... Under Pressure - The mechanical aspects of pressurization in high-altitude flying. ..... Flight Nurse - In a popularity contest among wounded GIs, she would win hands down. ..... The Philippines - Some facts for our men who will take part in the islands' liberation. ..... Our Pigeon Air Force - With courage and endurance, these birds arc serving the AAF well. ..... Bulldozers and Bullets - 7th Air Force engineers on Saipan joined in the shooting as a sideline. ..... Our New Helicopters - Here are three more aircraft to add to our whirligig family. ..... Coconut Bombing ( How our A-20s drop their eggs from tree-top level in the SWPA.

AIR FORCE 1944 11
AIR FORCE 1944 11
Operation: Reunion - The dramatic air evacuation of AAF war prisoners from Romania. ..... Combat May Make You Lazy - If you think home means your job is over, read this and think again. ..... Bombpower - A graphic, first-hand report of bomb damage to Nazi facilities in France. ..... Portrait of a Guy Thinking About an Island - A copilot gives words to the thoughts of many an airman in the ETO. ..... More Power To You - How our warplanes have gained a horsepower edge on the enemy. ..... Interception Begins on the Ground - Our enemies have high respect for AAF Fighter Control. Here's why. ..... Key Men - Why radio operators must use their heads as well as their fingers. ..... Wear That Armor! - Flak suits may be bulky but to these men they are in the best of style. ..... Lifeline to the USSR - The story of battling the Arctic to dispatch planes to our Soviet Allies. ..... The Man with the Private Breeze - Here's one you can take or leave, but keep your tongue in your cheek. ..... Night Marauders - An artist's impressions of our first night bombing in force in the ETO. ..... The Air War in the Southwest Pacific - A colorful resume of air power's role in the advance from New Guinea. ..... Standard Flight Instrument Panel - The new arrangement of basic flight instruments on AAF aircraft. ..... Patton's Air Cavalry - It took planes to protect the flanks of the speeding 3rd Army in France. ..... What Becomes of Our Convalescents? - Here's an answer that should ease a lot of minds in combat theaters.

AIR FORCE 1944 12
AIR FORCE 1944 12
Back to the Philippines ... ( I. The GIs Come Through - drama on the strip at Leyte. ..... II. Our Air Task Force - how it's organized, how it functions. ) ..... All in the Night's Work - Our Black Widows overseas are cutting some deadly capers after dark. ..... Human Pick-up - Snatch a man off the ground by plane? Here's how it's done. ..... The Careless Die Early - Listen carefully to your PEO. His advice may save your neck. ..... Down to Earth - The do's and don'ts of strafing by some top ETO fighter pilots. ..... Striking Oil - Evaluation of a great campaign waged by our 8th and 15th Air Forces. ..... Portrait of a Crew Chief - He gives his fighter wings to fly and sweats it back to earth again. ..... Sansopor Stopover - The capture of a stepping stone to the Philippines told in pictures. ..... The ABC of D-Day - Statistical Control has a ready answer for a lot of tough questions. ..... Blood Plane - These C-47s bring life itself to wounded on the European fronts. ..... Demolition at Hengyang - Wrecking our own fields is a grim job, but sometimes it must be done. ..... Combat Express - When the fighters were running out of fuel, the bombers brought it in. ..... Weather or Not - These aerial weathermen reduced abortives in the MTO to a minimum.

AIR FORCE 1945 01
AIR FORCE 1945 01
Vol. 28 No. 1 ....... Cover: Jet Crew Chief ....... Articles Inside: ... Target: Japan - An Air force staff member goes on the first B-29 Tokyo mission By Capt. Raymond Creekmore ..... Almost Too Simple - A crew chief talks about the maintenance of jet aircraft By S/Sgt. Edward T. Wallace ..... Into Hidden Valley - It took gliders, guts and a lot of cannibals to build this strip By Capt. Manford Susman ..... This Is Your Enemy...it's your life or his ..... Our Air-Ground Trouble Shooters - Ground Forces in Germany turn to the ASP ( Air Support Party ) boys for air cooperation By S/Sgt. Mark Murphy ..... Mayday, Mayday, Mayday! - Air-sea rescue in the ETO is no longer strictly a British show By Major Charles D. Fraser ..... Cross Country - News and Views around the World ..... Airlock in Italy - How tactical air power strangled the Nazis in central Italy By Brig. Gen. Lauris Norstad ..... They Still Have Plenty of Flak - This B-17's last flight over Germany was plenty rough By 1st Lt. Allan H. Gillis ..... China Caricatures By Capt. Wm. T. Lent ( Cartoons ) ..... Prepare to Bail Out - The technique of parachute jumping can be learned on the ground By Major Luther Davis ..... Technique - Development, Maintenance and Supply of Aircraft and Equipment ..... What It Takes - These medium bomber boys in China had it and then some By Maj. Robert B. Hotz ..... Special Delivery to No-Man's Land - When the airborne army needed supplies, our C-47s came through By 1st Lt. Joseph D. Guess ..... Fighter Combat - More tips on tactics from some leading fighter pilots in the ETO ..... First Fight - A veteran fighter pilot recalls his first combat victims By Lt. Col. John D. Landers ..... Winterization - How the AAF combats cold weather to keep its planes flying ..... Shooting The Breeze ..... The Album - Air First Photos

AIR FORCE 1945 02
AIR FORCE 1945 02
The Blister Club - How some of our airmen, shot down over Europe, escaped into Switzerland. By Capt. Lawrence P. Bachmann ..... Back Home and Then What? - The latest word on personnel rotation, redistribution, and kindred matters. By Maj. Benjamin J. Grant, Jr. ..... The Care and Briefing of Fighter Pilots - The life of the S-2 of a hot fighter group is anything but dull. By Maj. David Wild ..... The Fighting 13th - This little-publicized Air Force is doing a great job in the SWPA. By Maj. Herbert O. Johansan ..... Situation Normal ... - A Mustang fighter pilot takes you for a ride to Austria and back. By Lt. Bert Stiles ..... Shock Waves at 600 MPH - The test pilot not only saw a shock wave riding his wing, he photographed it. By Maj. Robert V. Guelich ..... Round Trip to Tokyo - Sketches from the notebook of our staff artist who went on the mission. By Capt. Raymond Creekmore ..... Antiaircraft, Partner of the AAF - These ground soldiers share the honors in enemy planes shot down. By Capt. Joseph O. Guess ..... Fighter Fashions - "X" fighter planes that serve as flying labs for our test pilots ..... Burma Bridge Busters - This squadron of 10th Air Force B-25s has racked up an amazing record. By T/Sgt. Richard M. Power ..... Mission to Balikpapan - A bombardier tells what it's like to fly a B-24 into a Jap hornets' nest. By Lt. Richard S. Reynolds ..... Japs Strike Saipan - These pictures prove that the Jap can still slap back and hard ..... The Enemy is Listening - One mistake while using your RT in combat can easily be your last. By Capt. Eric Friedheim ..... Save That Chute! - Your parachute can be your best friend on the ground as well as aloft ..... MAAF's 332nd - A picture-reporting job on one of the Mediterranean's oldest fighter outfits

AIR FORCE 1945 03
AIR FORCE 1945 03
Banzai at Burauen - Our "non-combat" troops on Leyte take care of Jap paratroop attacks ..... Isolating the Battlefield - The principle of blockade of enemy troops as applied by the AAF ..... The "G" Stands for Guts - After four major operations our glider pilots are riding high ..... Tac R - Tactical reconnaissance in ETO calls for sharp eyes and hot flying ..... The AAF Looks Ahead - Twelve basic principles affecting airpower and national security ..... Strike at Iwo Jima - Sketches and text about our softening up of a very strategic isle ..... Snoopers - Our night bombers in the Pacific have new methods of locating Japs ..... Bit of Heaven - An airstrip in the Dalmatians can be heaven if you're in trouble ..... Battle Honors - A roundup of AAF unit citations from Pearl Harbor to the present ..... They've Got You Covered - The AACS keeps many watchful eyes on you-wherever you fly ..... Design-Key to Air Superiority (Part I) ... - The men at drawing boards shape the planes of today and tomorrow ..... Shell Game - A very rugged Liberator strike at a target in a Borneo harbor ..... More Than Lucky - AAF planes are much more than lucky-they're downright rugged

AIR FORCE 1945 04
AIR FORCE 1945 04
All the Answers - Proving Ground Command tests battle theories in simulated combat ..... The B-29 - Modified by Battle - The XX Bomber Command has been making a good plane even better ..... The Shooting Star - Our newest jet fighter is living up to its name ..... Cracking Ice - The "white devil" of flying is yielding to AAF's Ice Research Bureau ..... The Orange Flash - How the South African Air Force delivered supplies to Warsaw ..... Strike at Singapore - The B-29s wreck the world's largest floating drydock ..... Return to Combat - FEAF's Convalescent Training Program gets men back to duty quickly ..... Flying the Zeke 52 - This Jap fighter can't match our own planes. Here's why ..... Sky Scouts - Bomber pilots flying Mustangs clear the way for 8th Air Force heavies ..... Jet Threat - Our intelligence keeps a wary eye on the Nazi jet fighters ..... Airline Across Africa - ATC's Central African Division has some peculiar problems ..... 405 - Clerk, Typist - An appreciation of the men who work hard and get little credit ..... The Beard - A picture presentation of charter members of the Hair Force ..... The Road Back to Clark Field - A picture review of the AAF's return to an old base ..... Foxhole Medics - These portable surgical hospitals are saving thousands of FEAF lives ..... Design-Key to Air Superiority (Part II) ... - The latest trends in propeller and powerplant design ..... Death of a Great Flyer - How a P-38 pilot died in an effort to save a friend ..... Dangerous April - Why air accidents in the USA reach a peak every April ..... Mud - A picture round-up of war's greatest nuisance

AIR FORCE 1945 05
AIR FORCE 1945 05
Rhinelaid Rendezvous - Eve-witness report of war's greatest airborne assault By Capt. Eric Friedheim ..... Dodging Flak - Pointers on how to avoid enemy ack-ack By Lt. Henry W. Marshall ..... Drop on Corregidor - How the "Rock," guarding Manila Bay, was taken from the air By Maj. Thomas C. Hardman ..... Operational Fatigue Among Returnees - A frank discussion of war neurosis in the AAF By Maj. Arthur Gordon ..... Pixilated P-51 - These "mad Mustangs" qualify for Section 8 ..... Research From the Ranks - A tribute to the enlisted men of Wright Field's GI brain trust By S/Sgt. Douglas J. Ingells ..... Floaters Ahoy! - Sea-going repair depots for our B-29s in the Pacific ..... They Map the World - Introducing the men who make AAF aerial maps possible By Herbert Ringold ..... For Service. . . . - Your authority for wearing theater ribbons and service awards ..... Practice Makes Perfect - Training never stops for 20th Air Force combat crews By Capt. L. P. Bachmann ..... This Was Cologne - Photographs tell the story of a" bomb-ruined city By T/Sgt. Roger Coster ..... Victory Through Salespower - Psychological Warfare fights from the sky ..... When in Trouble, Sound Off! - Stressing the importance of emergency radio signals ..... Burma Wounded - Air evacuation from the jungle - in pictures

AIR FORCE 1945 06
AIR FORCE 1945 06
Beneath the Rubble of Schweinfurt - Its ruins are a monument to our strategic bombing By Capt. Eric Friedheim ..... Victory in Europe - How AAF men in the ETO reacted to V-E Day By Maj. Arthur Gordon ..... Air Strategy in Luzon - Role of the Far East Air Forces in the Philippines Campaign ..... Airhead - Our glider-borne troops drop in on the Rhineland ..... From Dusk to Dawn - Nightwork by this A-20 photo squadron was a Nazi nightmare ..... Tony, Nick and Oscar 2 - Presenting three fighters of the Jap Army Air Force By Capt. W. H. Cartter ..... From Kansas to Tokyo - A B-29 and its crew meet the enemy over Japan's capital By Maj. Milton Krims By Maj. Milton Krims ..... Get Going, Gooney - The trick was to make birds of a feather fly away together ..... Burma RFD - Air Supply lines kept our jungle fighters going By Capt. Lawrence F. Bachmann ..... Growing Pains for Jet - How the supercharger helped develop the AAF's jet engine By Maj. Robert V. Guelich ..... Pacific Debut - With the Mustang it was a case of mistaken identity ..... You're the Umpire - How physical training helps AAF convalescents get well By Maj. Alfred Fleishman ..... Air Blitz Against Japan - Our Superforts strike Nip industry with fire at low level ..... Glip Bombing - How a 14th Air Force unit licked a bridge busting problem By Lt. Col. George W. Taylor ..... The Unsung AAF - These AAF warplanes shoot no guns, drop no bombs, but . . .

AIR FORCE 1945 07
AIR FORCE 1945 07
Redeployment in the AAF - The entire weight of U. S. airpower moves against Japan ..... Our 30,000-Foot Periscopes - How the Superforts spot Jap shipping for our Navy to sink ..... Air Transport Commandos - At Okinawa the ATC was there when it was really rough ..... The Infantry Loves It - Air-ground cooperation makes a hit with Luzon doughfeet ..... Scrubbed - All planes were "grounded" at Hitler's mountain hideaway ..... Wings for the Gas Turbine - How increased power and range made the jet an AAF reality ..... Airfield Below - Aerial reconnaissance selects our advanced airfields ..... Navigating the Pacific - A veteran navigator gives some pointers on ocean flying ..... Turnabout to Tokyo - ETO returnees visit U. S. en route to the Pacific air war ..... Smashing Jap Sea Lanes - Far East Air Forces put the squeeze on Jap home islands ..... B-29 Flight Engineer - Introducing an important member of the Superfort flight crew ..... Silent Partner of U. S. Airpower - Many AAF problems are solved in NACA's laboratories ..... China Checkerboard - A review and a map showing highlights of 14th Air Force operations ..... Last Days of an Airbase - A handful of fighters covered our airbase retreat in China ..... POW - Released airmen report on Nazi prisoner of war camps ..... It Only Has to Happen Once - The case of air superiority versus foolish overconfidence ..... Nazi Retreat - Air assault catches enemy rout in Italy: in pictures ..... Johnny, Get Your Gun-in Shape - A timely and important message on the proper care of small arms ..... Jap Flak - Enemy ack-ack writes finis to one of our light bombers

AIR FORCE 1945 08
AIR FORCE 1945 08
Partners in Battle - A Ground Force commander's appraisal of airpower By Lt. Gen. William H. Simpson ..... Blanket of Fire - Special fire bombs became a first rate Jap eradicator on Luzon By Col. Roy R. Brischetto ..... Life on Iwo - Pictorial evidence that this island is still no paradise for our airmen ..... Calling All Planes - How AACS scrambled in Burma to handle airways traffic By S/Sgt. Will Chasan ..... Our Pacific Airfields - Parking space for our planes is a major problem in the Jap war By Herbert Ringold ..... Compressibility Barrier to Supersonic Spends - Why we are still a long way from l,000 mile-an-hour flying By Maj. Robert V. Guelich ..... Sky Clerks - Credit for ATC's fine service must be shared with these crewmen By Capt. Joseph D. Guess ..... Where Weather Is Born - Bellwethers for our very heavies are these China-based B-25s Capt. I. P. Bachmann ..... Some Questions and Answers on Redeployment - And how it affects the individual in the Army Air Forces ..... Based on Guam - Life and operations at this Superfort base shown in pictures ..... Progress Report on Eggbeaters - What's new with the helicopter family here and abroad By Maj. Luther Davis ..... Master of the Mess - A nod toward the man behind the powdered eggs By Capt. Harry H. Ransom ..... Scandinavian Carpetbagger - Flying the shuttle between Scotland and Sweden By Capt. Eric Friedheim ..... Ask Them Another - The AAF's answer men are the combat operations analysts By Charlotte Knight ..... Sting of the Scorpion - This P-51 outfit was appropriately named by the Japs ..... 7th Air Force - The traveling 7th has taken the long road to Tokyo By T/Sgt. Don Brockell ..... Palawan Pushover - Picture story of what we found at this important island base ..... A Yank for Good Measure - How a P-5l pilot became a DFC winner by shooting down a C-47

AIR FORCE 1945 09
AIR FORCE 1945 09
Floating Death - Our Superfortresses perform the biggest aerial mining job in history By Maj. Milton R. Krims ..... Nick Gift - Reclaiming one of the many planes left by the Japs on Palawan ..... Guerrilla Lightning - Behind-the-lines life on Cebu with a 13th Air Force Support Party By Cpl. Harry A. Center ..... Air Disarmament, Germany - Disarming the Luftwaffe is resulting in some interesting discoveries By Capt. Charles Cooke and S/Sgt. D. J. Ingells ..... Blows From the North - The 11th Air Force and its strikes against the Jap from Aleutians bases ..... Welcome to Dulag Luft - Inside facts on the famous Luftwaffe interrogation center at Frankfurt By Capt. Eric Friedheim ..... ABC of Radar - Some basic dope on one of the War's most important developments By Charlotte Knight ..... Aerial Mapping for Invasion - This work has proved invaluable for all large-scale Pacific landings ..... Strategic Kyushu - Its importance to Japan has made it a fertile target for our planes ..... Beachhead Caravan - Something new in radio communications equipment for invasions By 1st Lt. William E. Masses ..... Inside the Baka - Technical data and performance characteristics of this Jap suicide plane ..... Sky Flivvers - Here are your prospects of owning a light plane after the war ..... Three Years Over Europe - Special supplement devoted to airpower and its role in European victory By Maj. Arthur Gordon ..... The Private Air Force of Corporal Weinberg - How a GI used an entire Air Force to settle a personal score By Lt. Samuel W. Taylor ..... Formosa Dud of the Far East - Photos of typical blows struck against this former Jap stronghold ..... They All Meet at Hickam - This new ATC "crossroads of the world" shown in photographs ..... The Versatile B-29 - It made the grade and then some on emergency strafing missions ..... NAAFW Scholarships - There are funds available. Do you know any eligible youngsters?

AIR FORCE 1945 10
AIR FORCE 1945 10
This Was It - How AAF men around the world greeted the news of Jap surrender ..... Atomic Strike - The power of our new weapon at Hiroshima shown in photographs ..... Our Power to Destroy War - Future peace will depend on America's potency in the air ..... Radar Bombing - No enemy target was safe from our bombers with the electronic eye ..... Long Legs - Distances meant nothing to our long-range Pacific fighter planes ..... Three Years below the Mast - How the 5th Air Force bombers smashed the Japs at wave-top level ..... Big Business Came to Saipan - This island's unique assembly lines kept B-29s at peak efficiency ..... Flying Hotel - At war's end, the C-99 was set to become the AAF's biggest transport ..... Flying for Fun - What you should know if you're planning to be a civilian pilot ..... Balikpopan - Pictorial evidence of our successful air campaign against Jap oil ..... le Transfer - Here was the first port of call for the Jap surrender delegation ..... Roving Paymaster - The finance office does some island-hopping to keep 'em paid ..... Berlin Post Mortem - First-hand account of how airpower helped destroy the Nazi capital ..... 6th Air Force - It received little glory but did a big job in protecting the Caribbean area

AIR FORCE 1945 11
AIR FORCE 1945 11
The AAF Inside Japan - How airpower led the surrender parade into defeated Tokyo ..... Superfort Samaritans - For our POWs in Japan, this job by the B-29s meant life anew ..... Death March Medic - Disease and death walked with these airmen through Germany ..... AAF Mechs Prepare for Peace - Picture story of mechanics training for future CAA certificates ..... Signal Service - It was a rough road for onr signal troops from Guinea to Japan ..... Tempelhof Turnover - This erstwhile symbol of Nazi air might has changed proprietors ..... Battling the Occupation Blues - Our men in ETO turn to education and sports to combat boredom ..... Model Target - How the Hollywood touch helped guide our B-29s to their targets ..... Lethal Sky Rockets - The background story of one of our most effective aerial weapons ..... Battle Honors in the Pacific - A chronology of Distinguished Unit Citations for onr Pacific airmen ..... War Goods for War Veterans - Here's how to get that GI item you would like to have in civilian life ..... Seeking Stars - This 'point' business, through the eyes of an awards officer

AIR FORCE 1945 12
AIR FORCE 1945 12
AIR WAR IN THE PACIFIC ... ( I ) Introduction ... Our victory over Japan and its effect on the future of airpower ..... ( II ) The Jap Air Force ... An analysis of the decline and fall of Nippon's air strength ..... ( III ) Withdrawal ... The dark road of retreat to the gates of India and Australia ..... ( IV ) Stalemate ... Turning the tide with new techniques in use of airpower ..... ( V ) Advance ... How the Army Air Forces led the way in our march toward Japan ..... ( VI ) Knockout ... Our Superfortresses and their blows against the Jap home islands ..... ( VII ) Chronology ... Major events in the Pacific from Pearl Harbor to victory




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