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Published as a monthly magazine with issue #1 in January 1943 until issue #17 in October 1944. Due to the War Production Board's paper restrictions, there were no February, May or July 1943 issues. The size format for the magazine settled as 7-1/2" x 10-3/4" with 50 to 60 pages. Each Flying Cadet was known for it's inclusion of color "comic book" style story layouts as the magazine was geared toward the older male teenager. ....... Magazine description from issue #1. ....... No other aviation magazine gives you everything you get in Flying Cadet, news right off the firing line, thrilling aviation accounts of U. S. pilots, bombardiers, and gunners in World War II. Flying Cadet has been written for student pilots and will keep you up to date on everything that is new in aviation. It will tell you what you ought to know about navigation, meteorology, aerodynamics, aviation construction and design all in easily understood language, profusely illustrated with drawings, pictures, diagrams and blueprints.

Flying Cadet 1943 01
Flying Cadet 1943 01
Vol. 1 No. 1 ....... Cover: Illustrated by L. Meinrad Mayer (Lionel trains catalogs artist) ....... Articles Inside: ... The New Technique of Bombardment - U.S. Air Force introduces new style in daytime, precision Assaults over Europe. ....... Flying Cadet, U.S.N. ..... The Fall Guy By Stephen Booke ..... America Invaded! - Coastal Defense Tactics ..... U.S. Plane Identification ..... How to Fly ..... The Sky's No Limit! By L. Meinrad Mayer ..... The Battle of Formations ..... ABC of Navigation ..... Wings to Victory! ..... Spitfire Glory ..... Planes at Sea ..... Cadet Quiz

Flying Cadet 1943 03
Flying Cadet 1943 03
Detailed updates coming

Flying Cadet 1943 04
Flying Cadet 1943 04
Vol. 1 No. 3 Cover: An Army Air Forces North American P-47 monoplane warming up at an East Coast Observation Squadron Airdrome. The pilot is waving "so long" to the ground crew; In a moment he will receive the O.K. from the operations tower to head out to the runway and take off. The P-47 is powered by a Wright "Cyclone" and has a top speed of 243 m.p.h. Photographed in color by Rudy Arnold.

Flying Cadet 1943 06
Flying Cadet 1943 06
Vol. 1 No. 4 Cover: INSIDE THE GONDOLA: Two of the four homing pigeons carried in a Navy balloon are prepared for release. The birds are used as a means of communication. The pigeons all bear names and are treated with loving care by the balloon crews.

Flying Cadet 1943 08
Flying Cadet 1943 08
Vol. 1 No. 5 Cover: Five-man crew of a North American B-25, check details of their flight objective somewhere in ______________. Two Wright Cyclones of 1700 H.P. each give the B-25 a top speed of 300 m.p.h. Heavy caliber machine guns in the nose, dorsal and ventral turrets make this a formidable plane in tactical bombing operations. The B-25 has a wing span of 67 feet, 6 inches. It is 51 feet, 5 inches long.

Flying Cadet 1943 09
Flying Cadet 1943 09
Vol. 1 No. 6 Cover: The official U. S. Navy direct-color Kodachrome photograph on the cover of this issue of FLYING CADET shows aviation mechanics of the U. S. Navy at work making ready one of the Navy's heavy bombers for an extended patrol flight. The photograph is taken at a Navy air base in this country.

Flying Cadet 1943 10
Flying Cadet 1943 10
Vol. 1 No. 7 Cover: Navy gunner aims his .50 calibre machine gun from the plastic blister of a PBY-2 Antisubmarine Patrol Bomber. The photograph is an official United States Navy direct-color Kodachrome.

Flying Cadet 1943 11
Flying Cadet 1943 11
Detailed updates coming

Flying Cadet 1943 12
Flying Cadet 1943 12
Vol. 1 No. 9 Cover: Heil to a Heel! This is the way our American boys send their Christmas Greetings to Hitler. The photograph is a direct-color Kodachrome.

Flying Cadet 1944 01
Flying Cadet 1944 01
Vol. 2 No. 1 Cover: Loading deadly missiles into a Lockheed P-38 Lightning. These bullets are entering upon the last lap of their grim journey to the war front where they will strike at the heart of the enemy.

Flying Cadet 1944 02
Flying Cadet 1944 02
Vol. 2 No. 2 Cover: Unusual view of the British Bristol Beaufighter, daring long-range day and night fighter. The Beaufighter is an all-metal two-seater monoplane, and is one of the favorite planes of the R.A.F.

Flying Cadet 1944 03
Flying Cadet 1944 03
Detailed updates coming

Flying Cadet 1944 04
Flying Cadet 1944 04
Vol. 2 No. 4 Cover: Actual flight training is always exciting. And this gay, patriotic little trainer with its red and white candy striped cowl is a challenge to any cadet to do his level or flying best!

Flying Cadet 1944 05
Flying Cadet 1944 05
Vol. 2 No. 5 Cover: Hey there, you guyswhile you're batting the breeze, don't forget to chalk up a few points for that little blue and yellow trainer. She's a swell, sturdy gal and deserves at least some of the credit for those great aerial exploits you've been achieving during primary training.

Flying Cadet 1944 07
Flying Cadet 1944 07
Vol. 2 No. 6 ....... Cover: "Pretty serious responsibility taking over the controls for Uncle Sam." That's what Tom is thinking as he watches for the take-off signal. And probably at that very moment the same thought occurs to hundreds of Toms who are doing their jobs just as quietly and well in every part of the world. ....... Articles Inside: ... Escort Fighters By Keith Ayling ..... Fighter Tips ..... We Flew An Avenger By Theodore S. Malikowski as told to J. D. Freudy ..... Formation Flying By Lt. W. T. Bowcott USNR ..... Never Too Hot ..... Target: Frankfurt! By 2nd Lt. Arthur T. Howard ..... Slots and Flaps By Lt. Alexander Joseph ..... Radio Forges Our Sky Trails By Commander Scott G. Lamb ..... They Learn to Fly for China ..... Lift in the Air By Niels C. Beck ..... Can You Take It? By Eric Sloane ..... To Shoot or Not To Shoot? By 1st Lt. Louis L. Snyder ..... Do Tell! ..... P-38 Camera Special ..... Fly Leaves ..... Gunairinstructor

Flying Cadet 1944 09
Flying Cadet 1944 09
Detailed updates coming

Flying Cadet 1944 10
Flying Cadet 1944 10
Vol. 2 No. 8 ....... Final Issue ....... Articles Inside: ... Lt. Lela Lang By G. Kapitan ..... Stratospheric Trailblazing By Navigator Spot Carson ..... The Pilot's Secrets - Sense Perception By Robert M. Burris ..... Hand Signals ..... Saipan Slaughter - The Story of the Air Battle of Saipan ..... General Kenney - Air Boss of the Pacific By Jack Swoke ..... The Wright Cyclone 14 By Robert M. Burris ..... Weather Fronts By Niels C. Beck ..... Gun Cameras ..... To Shoot or Not to Shoot! By H. Emerson Roney ..... Buzz Benson ..... Primary Flying ..... Grease Pan Gus




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