Army Recognition Journal
The U. S. Army-Navy Journal of Recognition is published as a joint effort by the Navy and by the Army to bring out the latest and most important recognition news. It is a restricted publication. As such . . . "this document contains information affecting the national defense of the United States, within the meaning of the Espionage Act, 50 U. S. C., 31 and 33, as amended." "Its transmission or the revelation of its contents in any manner to an unauthorized person is prohibited by law." Although the Journal is marked Restricted it should receive full distribution. The purpose of the Journal is to disseminate material on recognition as rapidly as possible for the fullest use by officers and enlisted men and it should not be treated as a secret. It is distributed in fixed quotas through the regular channels of each service. A few additional copies are available, and may be obtained upon request from each service. ....... This Magazine ran from September 1943 to August 1945 It's format is 9-1/4 x 12-7/8 inches with an average of 52 pages.

Recognition Journal 1943 09
Recognition Journal 1943 09
No. 1 ....... Articles Inside: ... Quiz No. 1: "All-In Raid" ..... No Margin for Error ..... RAF's York - Britain's Newest Transport is Developed from Lancaster ..... New Submarine Types - German Subs are Equipped with AA Guns to Fight Planes ..... Our Battleships - New and Reconditioned Ships Give U.S. More Power ..... Carriers - Latest Carrier Classes Increases Navy's Punch ( Essex, Sangamon, Independence and Bogue ) ..... Medium Tanks: British ( The Crusader is a Cruiser Tank ), Soviet ( T-34 is Great Fighting Tank ), ..... German ( Rommel Mainstay was the PzKw IV ) and American ( Sherman was Best in North Africa ) ..... Don't Confuse Mosquito with Messerschmidt 210 ..... Quiz No. 2: Fighter Types of Nations in the War ..... "Sighted Sub, Sank Whale" Pilots Get New Medals ..... U.S. Naval Vessels - Principal Combatant Types by Classes ..... Jap Air Force - In 22 Months It Has Proved a Formidable Foe ... Tony ( Is a New Jap Fighter Plane ), Hap ( Fighter is Improved Zero ), Rufe ( Jap Float Plane is Effective ), Zeke ( One of Japan's Best Fighters ), Oscar ( This Plane Has Fought in Burma, China and Pacific ), Nate ( First Used in 1937, Nate is Still on Limited Duty ), Val 1 & 2 ( Jap Dive Bombers Attack Target at Shallow Angles ), Kate ( Potent Jap Weapon is This Torpedo Bomber ), Jake ( Float Dive Bomber Seen in Entire Pacific Area ), Dave ( This Early Scout Plane Has Made an Excellent Record ), Pete ( New Single-Float Biplane Hunts Down Allied Ships ), Nell ( Dual-Purpose Bomber has Taken Heavy Toll ), Sally ( New Land-Based Bomber is Active in Burma, China ), Lily ( Army Bomber Appears in China and Burma ), Betty ( Has First Attempt at Armor ), Dinah ( Two-Place Army Recon Plane ) and Mavis ( Top Japanese Patrol Plane ) ..... Quiz No. 3: Heavy Planes Used for Various Missions ..... Quiz No. 4: Battleships, The War's Heaviest Weapons ..... News & Miscellany ..... Spotter Charts for Soviet IL-2 "Stormovik" and "I-16" & "I-16C"

Recognition Journal 1943 10
Recognition Journal 1943 10
No. 2 ....... Articles Inside: ... Quiz No. 1: Formations ..... From the Ground Up By Peter G. Masefield ..... Casablanca - Newest Escort Carriers Have Near Cruiser Lines ..... Hellcat - Newest Deadly Navy Fighter is the Grumman F6F ..... Emily is a Huge New Jap Seaplane ..... Recognition Training List ..... Wakes - Vessels Leave Identifying Tracks on Ocean's Surface ..... Armored Vehicles ..... Nazi Armor - Six- and Eight-Wheeled Armored Vehicles May Be Seen By Allied Invaders ..... Germany's Versatile Halftrack ..... Quiz No. 2: Fighters Over Europe ..... Japanese Naval Vessels - Principal Combatant Types by Classes ..... ( Japanese ) Big Ships Are Old But Good - Japanese Navy Profiled ( Ise, Nagato, Kongo and Yamashiro ) ..... Jap Fleet Bet on Its Carriers ( Ryujo, Hosho and Chitose ) ..... Big Cruisers Protect the Jap Carriers ( Kumano, Atago, Nachi and Chokai ) ..... Japan's CL's Won Battle of Java Sea ( Yubari, Natori, Tenryu, Sendai, Kuma and Katori ) ..... We Have Sunk Many Jap DD's ( Asashio, Samidare, Hatsuharu, Asagiri, Inazuma, Shinonome, Mutsuki, Kamikazes, Akikaze, Yugao and Momi ..... Terutsuki, Japs' Finest Destroyer ..... Transports - U.S. Transport Planes are Major Link in All Allied Invasion Plans ..... Large Transports Haul Big Cargoes ..... C-60 Carries Fast Freight ..... The Spitfire - England's Crack Fighter Born in Schneider Races ..... Quiz No. 3: Aircraft Carriers ..... The B-25 & DO-217 Have Many Differences ..... News & Miscellany ..... Spotter Charts for Soviet "Topsy" Type MC-20 and "PE-2" & "PE-2B"

Recognition Journal 1943 11
Recognition Journal 1943 11
No. 3 ....... Cover: P-38 Firing ....... Articles Inside: ... Quiz No. 1: Aircraft ..... The Long View ..... Backgrounds Make Recognition Difficult ..... Two New Planes ( C-47 and Japanese twin engine ) ..... Warships Recognition Training List ..... The Luftwaffe - The first great air force of World War II is hard-pressed ... ME-109 ( Luftwaffe Stand-By ), ... FW-190 ( It serves as a fighter and bomber in new Nazi defensive air strategy ), ... JU-88 ( Dive-bombing and night-fighting are but two of the plane's many uses ), ... JU-87 ( Now outdated, the Stuka once terrorized Europe ), ... ME-110 ( Twin-engine fighter proved a failure as an escort plane for daylight raiders ), ... ME-410 ( Successor to ME-210 sees action as a fighter-bomber, long-range fighter ), ... HE-111 ( Nazi medium bomber paid heavily for day and night assaults over England ), ... HS-129 ( Underpowered engines are said to handicap Henschel 129, tank-busting attack-bomber ), ... and DO-217 ( Shows Nazis' fondness for multi-purpose planes ) ..... Bumps - Warships are quickly recognized by new Coast Artillery Bump silhouettes ..... Heavy Tanks - They are difficult to maneuver on all terrain, but they have terrific firepower ... Churchill ( Britain's biggest tank does finest work as an infantry support weapon ), ... KV-I & KV-II ( Formidable Soviet heavy tanks mount biggest guns, heaviest armor of war ), ... Dummy Planes - Reconnaissance photos of landing strips reveal many enemy "planes" are fakes ..... Army Fighters - USAAF has balanced array of fighting planes ... P-38 ( Homesick Angel is AAF's most versatile fighter ), ... P-39 ( Cannon-carrying fighter blasts armored vehicles ), ... P-40 ( Is a versatile all-purpose fighter ), ... P-47 ( Great new fighter plane has fine combat record ), ... and P-51 ( In Mustang Allies have best low altitude plane ) ..... Quiz No. 2: Tanks are Tough to Spot ..... F6F & HAP Differ - Don't mistake Hellcat for clip-winged Japanese fighter ..... News & Miscellany ..... Spotter Charts for Soviet "Tony," Type 3SSF and "Jake" Type 0 RF/P

Recognition Journal 1943 12
Recognition Journal 1943 12
No. 4 ....... Cover: Royal Navy ....... Articles Inside: ... Quiz No. 1: Gunnery ..... It Pays Off ..... French Ships - Reconditioned units are back at sea with Allies ..... Cruisers - Modern French light cruisers are fast, sturdy and carry heavy armament ..... Destroyers - Le Fantasque, Le Terrible and Leopard are three large French super-destroyers ..... Emily Downed - New Navy fighters knock Japan's new four-motored patrol bomber into sea ..... Nazi Guns - Self-propelled gun is prime anti-tank weapon ..... Light Chassis - 75's are also mounted on French Lorraine and German PzKw II Tanks ..... Czech Chassis - Mounts good 75-mm. gun ..... Heavier Weapons 76.2-mm., 88-mm., 150-mm, are tough and dangerous ..... US Bombers - Bombing planes of the USAAF excel in range, accuracy and firepower ... A-20 ( Fast and heavily armed, it is an ideal attack plane and light bomber ), ... B-25 ( Steady rugged Mitchell is consistent performer ), ... B-26 ( Terrific punch features this fast medium bomber ), ... B-17 ( Flying Fortresses have captured public's fancy ), ... and B-24 ( Long-range Liberators have performed superbly on important missions ) ..... Quiz No. 2: Planes Over the Atlantic ..... Royal Fleet - Its Ships are Winning Their Fight ..... British Naval Vessels - Principal Combatant Types by Classes ... Battleships ( Older classes have fought in two wars ), ... Battle Power ( Britain's best are new ships ), ... Fleet Carriers ( Hit Bismarck, Italians ), ... Auxiliaries ( Smaller Carriers help swell fleet ) ..... Torpedo Bombing - Hazardous Combat Job Done by Naval Fliers ... TBF ( U.S. Navy's plane is big, versatile ), ... Beaufort ( Land-based TB of RAF attacks German convoys ), ... Beaufighter ( Built as fighter, it now serves as torpedo bomber ), ... Swordfish ( Sank Italian fleet at Taranto ), ... Barracuda ( Gives new speed to Fleet Air Arm's torpedo attack ) ..... Japanese TB's - Enemy Uses Them Successfully ..... JU-88 - Is Latecomer as Torpedo Bomber ..... HE-111 - Is a Constant Menace to Convoys ..... Quiz No. 3: Tanks & Armored Cars ..... British vs. Jap ..... News & Miscellany ..... Spotter Charts for German ME-323 and D.F.S. 230

Recognition Journal 1944 01
Recognition Journal 1944 01
No. 5 ....... Cover: Tank-Buster ....... Articles Inside: ... Quiz No. 1: Pacific Theater ..... Whose Enemy? ..... Rabaul Raid - Navy carrier planes catch large Jap force at bay in New Britain harbor ..... Japs Study U.S. Planes ..... Merchant Ships - The battle of transportation rages incessantly on a world-wide front ..... Passenger Ships - Peacetime luxury liners, stripped for action, transport thousands of men to fighting fronts ..... Passenger-Cargo Ships - Cruise ships and fruit liners carry assault forces to invasion shores ..... Cargo Ships - Backbone of the merchant fleet ..... Tankers and Colliers - The fuel that keeps the United Nations fighting is carried thousands of miles ..... Airplane Genealogy - Development of airplane families gives valuable recognition clues ..... Martin and Consolidated - Land-based bomber and big flying boat can be traced to earlier models ..... Hawker, Curtiss - Typhoon, Warhawk climax two famed fighter lines ..... Quiz No. 2: Gunnery ..... The Small Stuff - They fight a tough, unpublicized war..... Minor U.S. Warships - Principal Combatant Types by Classes ..... Submarine Stalkers - Clear sea lanes for our convoys ..... New Escorts Replace DD's - Guard Cargo Ships ..... Big & Little - Minor combatant types run from hugh CM's to tiny PT's ..... New Life for Flushdeckers ..... Assorted Vessels - Fulfill manifold duties for Navy ..... Focke-Wulf Versus P-47 - Tangling daily in Europe's skies they must be quickly told apart ..... American Weapons - U.S. developes fine self-propelled artillery for fast mobile warfare ..... Rommel Wrecker - U.S. 105-mm. howitzer nullified Nazi 88-mm. all-purpose gun in Tunisia ..... M-10 & T-70 - One self-propelled gun is seasoned campaigner. The other is brand new ..... M-8 & M-12 - New and old gun mounts complete U.S. line-up ..... Quiz No. 3: Spot These Warships ..... Recognition Training List ..... News & Miscellany ..... Spotter Charts for Soviet TB-7 and DB-3F

Recognition Journal 1944 02
Recognition Journal 1944 02
No. 6 ....... Cover: Pacific Beachhead ....... Articles Inside: ... Quiz No. 1: These are Sillographs ..... Training Aids ..... Aircraft Recognition Training List ..... USAAF's Fast New Pursuit - The P-61 ..... Royal Air Force - Greatest air force of the First World War, it has reaffirmed its position in the Second ..... Hurricane & Spitfire - Have retained superiority since the Battle of Britain ..... Typhoon Bomber and Beaufighter - Constantly harass Axis outskirts of Europe ..... Lethal Mosquito - Fast nightfighter, intruder bomber, reconnaissance plane is world's most versatile aircraft ..... Wellington, Sunderland - Have fought since beginning ..... Halifax and Stirling - Britain gets revenge as heavies pour weight on Germany ..... Lancaster - RAF's fastest big bomber, it is mainstay of Bomber Command ..... Channel Craft - With heavier classes crippled, German Fleet's sting depends on smaller craft ..... Naval Vessels - Principal Combatant Types by Classes ..... Ferdinand & The Panther - More pictures of self-propelled "88" and PzKw Mafk V reveal details of new Nazi weapons ..... Army's First Airborne Tank ( T9E1 ) ..... Divebomber ( Photo of SBD ) ..... Quiz No. 2: Armored Combatants ..... Quiz No. 3: It Takes All Kinds ..... Landing Craft - New Types Lead Assaults on Beaches Held by Enemy ( Norway and the Channel ..... The Mediterranean ) ..... Quiz No. 4: Warplanes in E.T.O. ..... Exhaust Patterns ..... & Miscellany ..... Spotter Charts for Japanese "Helen," T-100 M/B and "Nick," Type 2

Recognition Journal 1944 03
Recognition Journal 1944 03
No. 7 ....... Cover: Low-Level Attack ....... Articles Inside: ... Silhouettes ..... Heavy Cruisers Change Shape ..... Warships Recognition Training List ..... Quiz No. 1: Ships in Silhouette ..... German Self-Propelled AA - Flak on half-tracks can shoot it out with tanks ..... U.S. Antiaircraft on Motor Mounts ..... Ground Work - These are the planes the ground men see ..... We Learned in N. Africa ( P-38, P-39, P-40, P-47, P-51, A-20, B-25, B-26 and C-47 ..... From Desert War Came New Tactical Idea ( Spitfire, Typhoon, Mosquito and Albemarle ) ..... Low-Level Aircraft - Common Allied and Axis Types ..... Nazi Tactics are Changing ( FW-190, ME-109, ME-110, ME-210, ME-410, JU-87D, JU-88, JU-188, DO-217E and HE-111 ) ..... Japs are Good at Low Levels ( Zeke, Tony, Oscar, Sally Mark 3 and Val ) ..... Japanese Barges - Still a potent threat, enemy's landing equipment mainly reinforces battered transport fleet ( Type A - Army and Navy, Type B, Type C, Type D, Type F, Type E, Type G ) ..... Quiz No. 2: Tanks, Cars and Guns ..... Quiz No. 3: In Pacific Skies ..... News & Miscellany ..... Quiz No. 4: Airplane Angles ..... Pin-Up Plane - This Month's is the Curtiss Helldiver

Recognition Journal 1944 04
Recognition Journal 1944 04
No. 8 ....... Cover: Glider Pick-Up ....... Articles Inside: ... Quiz No. 1: Twin-Engine Shadows ..... Why They Fly - Basics of Flight ..... Agano is Newest Jap Light Cruiser ..... USS California Rejoins the Fleet ..... New Army Fighter is Improved P-39 ..... British Auxiliaries - New Small Ships and Conversions Form Bulk of the British Fleet ..... British Sloops - With increased armament they perform a variety of patrol and escort tasks ..... Sub Smashers - Corvettes and frigates have shared brunt of North Atlantic struggle ..... Minesweepers - They fight unceasing battle to keep open the sea lanes off British Ports ..... Odd-Job Craft - Valuable Fleet support is given by trawlers, mine and net layers ..... Conversions - Old light cruisers are used for AA duty, varied merchant types to chase raiders ..... Monitors & Gunboats - They shell enemy's coast, support landing operations ..... Coastal Craft - Fast new fleet of motorboats fights guerrilla war in North Sea, Channel ..... Enemy Aircraft - Principal Japanese & German Types ..... Quiz No. 2: A Dozen Artillery Weapons ..... War Gliders - New Designs Show Great Promise for Airborne Attack and Supply ( CG-4A, CG-13, Horsa and Hamilcar ) ..... Luftwaffe's Glider Force ( GO-242, DFS-230 and ME-323 ) ..... Jap Plane Exhausts ..... The British Armored Cars - Backbone of the Reconnaissance Corps, they cover much ground, scout out enemy forces ( Humber, Daimler, Matador, Otter, Lynx and Staghound ..... Quiz No. 3: Shapes of the War at Sea ..... Training Films - "Hell's Angels" Crew Makes Movies for Army ..... P-51 and ME-109 Look Different ..... News & Miscellany ..... Quiz No. 4: Single-Engine Fighters ..... Pin-Up Plane - This Month's is the P-38 Lightning

Recognition Journal 1944 05
Recognition Journal 1944 05
No. 9 ....... Cover: U.S. Destroyer ....... Articles Inside: ... Quiz No. 1: Fighters & Divebombers ..... Fair Warning ..... RAF Releases Spitfire XII ..... Silhouettes of New Aircraft ( FW-190, DO-217J, DO-217K, Boomerang, Welkin I, and Tempest V ) ..... Japanese Air Force ( Pictures described are: Zeke, Tony, Hamp, Tojo, Oscar, Val, Nick, Dinah, Rufe, Jake, Pete, Betty, Helen, Kate, Lily, Sally, Nell, Mavis and Emily ) ..... Judy & Jill are Latest ..... Quiz No. 2: Warplane Flight Patterns ..... Light Tanks - For mobility combined with striking power they are unchallenged by heavier rivals ( Soviet, German and Japanese examples ) ..... Allied Aircraft - Principal U.S. & British Types ..... Destroyers - Nimble Fleet Weapon has Come of Age ..... Historical Development of British and of U.S. Destroyers Through 1917 ..... Royal Navy Originated Destroyers ( Admiralty "V" Class, H.M.S. Walker, H.M.S. Vansittart, Admiralty "S" Class, H.M.S. Inglefield, H.M.S. Fury, H.M.S. Intrepid, "A" and "B" Class, Wallace-Douglas-Saguenay, Britain's Tribal Class DD's, Post-Tribal British DD's, H.M.S. Meteor, Fast-Moving Tribal DD ..... Superdestroyers were Popular in European Navies ..... U.S. Destroyers are Largely New ( MacDonough, Mahan-Dunlap Class, Mahan Class DD, Somers Class, Porter Class, U.S.S. Rhind, U.S.S. Helm, U.S.S. Plunkett, U.S.S. Macomb, U.S.S. Cassin Young, U.S.S. Trathen, Sumner Class DD ..... Quiz No. 3: Jap Destroyer ..... Quiz No. 4: Varied Mechanized Equipment ..... News & Miscellany ..... Spotter Charts for P-61 and British Albemarle

Recognition Journal 1944 06
Recognition Journal 1944 06
No. 10 ....... Cover: Convoy ....... Articles Inside: ... Quiz No. 1: Warships of Four Navies ..... War At Night ..... How to See in the Dark ..... B-29 - Great bomber forecasts future ..... Allied Airplanes - New and modified aircraft ..... JU-188 - New medium bombs England ..... Minor Planes & Modifications ..... Quiz No. 2: Allied and Nazi Armor ..... Tanks - Mediums are war development ..... Allies' Tanks are Among Best of War - The mediums have many hard-hitting features ..... Axis Medium Tanks - Germans add to armor plate, launch new tank ..... Quiz No. 2: Planes Head-On - Large Ones are Easy, Smaller Ones Difficult ..... Standard Shipping - Wins War of Supply ..... Merchant Vessels - Standard U.S. and British Types ..... U.S. Builds War Fleet ..... War-Built Liberty and Victory Ships Augment Vessels of U.S. Shipping Lines ..... USMC Designed Fine Standard Hulls Engines-Aft Fuel and Cargo Types ..... British Shipping Lines' Favorite Ships Have Split Superstructures ..... Diverse Types Swell British Convoys ..... German 2nd Line - Varied types supplement top Nazi bomber & fighter force ( JU-290, HE-177, FW-200K, Arado-196, Blohm & Voss-222, Blohm & Voss-138, HE-115, JU-52, JU-86P, Fieseler-156, HS-126 and FW-189 ) ..... News & Miscellany ..... Spotter Charts for British York and Japanese Tojo ..... New and Revised Airplane Silhouettes ..... Quiz No. 4: Types from All Fronts

Recognition Journal 1944 07
Recognition Journal 1944 07
No. 11 ....... * Combat Recognition * Three Jills in Trouble * Wakes Don't Help Ship Recognition * Catalina Family has a New Member * Allies Have Two New Transports * Tank Turrents * Japanese Cargo Ships * Small Jap Ships * Red Air Force * They Found a Terutsuki * Important Jap Secondary Aircraft * Skymaster VS. Kurier

Recognition Journal 1944 08
Recognition Journal 1944 08
No. 12 ....... * Cover: USS Yorktown * New Attack Plane A-26 * Jet Power * Japanese Air Forces Developments * Sub Recognition Difficult Job * Japanese Escorts * Track Gear - Armored Vehicles * Aircraft Carriers * Index Sept 1943 -Aug 1944

Recognition Journal 1944 09
Recognition Journal 1944 09
No. 13 ....... * Innovations - Changes in Battle Equipment * Army's Famed Liberator Sires Luxury Airliner * New Jap Planes Hit by US Guns * Latest Developments in US Landing Craft Types * Powered Artillery * Observation and Liaison Airplanes * New Planes - 25 New Aircraft * Battleships * Four Famous Fighters Compare Notes

Recognition Journal 1944 10
Recognition Journal 1944 10
No. 14 ....... * Mobile Training * PB4Y-2 - Navy's Workhorse Bomber * Old West Virginia Gets Face Lifted * Nazi Power * Army's L-5B Has More Cargo Room * AgileCargo & Personnel Carrier Now in France * New Views of Jap and German Planes * Variations in Vital Armor * Major Modifications in Aircraft * Heavy Cruisers

Recognition Journal 1944 11
Recognition Journal 1944 11
No. 15 ....... * Who Goes There? * Sea Hawk is Navy Scout * New Armor in the West * Poor Man's Flattop Aids Invasion Fire * Light Cruisers * Jap Airplanes - New Models * Submarines * Recognition Refresher * New US Vehicles - M-26 and M-24 * Spotting Them From Afar

Recognition Journal 1944 12
Recognition Journal 1944 12
No. 16 ....... * We Can't Let Up - Recognition Experience in the Eighth AAF * New Tempest Has A Radial Engine * Newest Japanese CV is the Taiho * First Pictures of Japs' New Weapons * The Navy is Still Improving its Ships * Small Craft Rescue Flyers * Ship Patterns - Marked National Traits * British Naval Air * U.S. Armor - New Vehicles

Recognition Journal 1945 01
Recognition Journal 1945 01
No. 17 ....... Cover: This month's cover, an official Navy photograph, shows the Japanese CVL Zuiho off Luzon. Bombed by U.S. Navy airmen on Oct. 24, its flight deck has buckled from internal explosions. ....... Articles Inside: Philippine Sea - Jap Objective Was Our Seventh Fleet ..... Bomber Changes ( XB-24N ) & New Cargo Plane ( C-82 ) ..... Jap Invaders Use Amphibious Tank ..... Grumman - Twelve years of specialized production have laid foundation of Navy's airpower ..... War for Beaches - Landing Craft Lead the Way ..... Appendages - Shapes of Familiar Warplanes are Changed by External Battle Gear ..... The Enemy's Recognition - German and Japanese Recognition Charts and Cards of Allied Ships ..... JMST - Japan's Merchant Ships ..... News & Miscellany ....... [ Some copies have a number 17 over stamp on the cover ]

Recognition Journal 1945 02
Recognition Journal 1945 02
No. 18 ....... * The Enemy's Wallop * Jets Aid Take-Off * New German Warplanes - Jet Driven * Aircraft Recognition Training List * Pacific Allies - RAAF and RNZAF * Japan's Navy * Bombs, Tanks - Plane Stucture determins Location of Familiar Appendages * Jap Supply - Cargo Vessels * ONI Aids to Recognition * Japan's Tanks

Recognition Journal 1945 03
Recognition Journal 1945 03
No. 19 ....... Cover: Nightfighter ....... Articles Inside: ... Quiz No. 1: Warring Navies' Cruisers ..... This Must Stop ..... B-32 - Consolidated-Vultee's Dominator is AAF's second superbomber ..... New Variations in Nazi Armor ..... New Attack Ships ..... Bulky C-97 is AAF's Biggest ..... Modified Judy and New Jap DD ..... Allied & Axis Aircraft News ..... New and Revised Airplane Silhouettes ..... Fighters at Night ..... French Warships ..... Quiz No. 2: Fifteen Flying Enemies ..... Pacific Contrast ..... Japan Vs. U.S. - National Differences in Plane Design ... Single Engine ( Oscar, Tojo, Zeke, Jill, P-47, P-51, F6F and SB2C ), ... Twin Engine ( Betty, Helen, Lily, Dinah, B-25, A-26, F7F and P-61 ) ..... Soviet Tanks and SP Guns ..... American Bombers Harass Jap Fleet ..... Quiz No. 3: A Sub's Eye View ..... North American Corp. ..... Flame Throwers are Motorized ..... News & Miscellany ..... Spotter Charts for Soviet Jack and P-47N ..... Quiz No. 4: Vehicles of Five Armies ..... Quiz No. 5: This Month's Sillographs

Recognition Journal 1945 04
Recognition Journal 1945 04
No. 20 ....... * Night Recognition * Meteor - British Jet Fighter * Peggy and George New Jap Threats * Aerial Reports on the Jap Navy * Stalin and Churchill Tanks * Photo Planes * Fishing Boats Reinforce Japs * British Ships * US Tank Recovery * Mine Exploders & A Bulldozer Tank * Air Transport * Powerful PT's

Recognition Journal 1945 05
Recognition Journal 1945 05
No. 21 ....... Cover: When the historic first U.S. fighter strikes were made on Tokyo Feb. 16-17 by the carrier-based planes of Vice Admiral Marc Mitscher's famous Task Force 58, one of the planes carried LIFE Photographer W. Eugene Smith. Despite the thick weather, he took this striking picture of TBM Avengers flying over heart of the Japanese mainland. ....... Articles Inside: Recognition Over Japan ..... Latest Jap Planes - Rita, Jack, Frank, KU-8 and Betty 24 ..... Comet and Challenger ( New British Tanks ) ..... Three Armor Variations - T-34 and M-17 rocket launchers, M-4 running gear and M-24 light tank chassis ..... New German Warplanes ME-262, AR 234 and Me-163 ..... Standard Jap Ships - Merchant Ships ..... Escort Craft of Jap Fleet - Matsu Class DD's, Chidori-Otori Class Torpedo Boats, Mikura Class Frigates, new type DE, PC-1 Subchaser, PC-4 Subchaser, P-13 Subchaser, SCS-1 Subchaser, SCS-51 Subchaser and Hashidate Class Gunboat ..... British Planes - Arrival in Central Pacific Creates New Recognition Problem ..... The First-Line Fighters of the RAF ..... Airplanes Flying for the Royal Navy ..... British Air Transport and Patrol ..... Two Work Horses and Two Heavy Bombers ..... German's Last Hope - Tanks and SP Guns ( King Tiger, Hunting Panther, Elephant, PzKpfw IV with 150mm Howitzer ) ..... Contrasting DD's - U.S. Fletcher Class and Jap Takanami show differences between two navies' two-stackers ..... Jap Transport Planes - Topsy, Thora, Tabby, Tess, Mavis, Emily, Nell, Betty 11 and Sally ..... News & Miscellany

Recognition Journal 1945 06
Recognition Journal 1945 06
No. 22 ....... * Baka Bomb - Suicide Weapon * Planes Get New Tasks * Essex Class Has New Bow, Stern * Jap Gun Carriages & A Personnel Vehicle * Invasion Shipping * U.S. DE VS. Jap Escort * Hull Shapes * Japan's Planes * Allied and Jap Running Gear * Japanese Dummies - Aircraft

Recognition Journal 1945 07
Recognition Journal 1945 07
No. 23 ....... * Kamikaze Attack * Grumman Bearcat * High Flying Views * Japanese Trainers * Jap Minor Combatants * Miscellaneous Jap Equipment * USAAF - Seven Air Forces Carry the Fight to Japan * Looking Down on Japan's Carriers

Recognition Journal 1945 08
Recognition Journal 1945 08
No. 24 ....... * Britain's New Line of Aircraft * P-80A, US Jet Fighter * US and Jap PT's * Allies Fly Jap Craft * B-29 Mission * Jap vs. U.S. III




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