Know Your War Planes
The engines push instead of pull—
Three wheels for short alighting;
Two cannon and machine guns too,
Keep Airacuda fighting!
Considering that this was published just a few months after Pearl Harbor it seems amazingly mild and reasonable.
HOW YOU LOOK TO THE JAPS
DO YOU believe that the Japanese launched their attack as a form of national suicide? If so, you’re wrong. They have dared to attack the most powerful nation in the world simply because they believe our national characteristics prove us to be vulnerable.
60 days to the front…every scrap of paper is needed!
It takes about two months before your waste paper, reprocessed into cartons, arrives at the battle fronts carrying such essentials as blood plasma, rations or ammunition to our fighting men overseas. Turn in your old paper regularly. Never burn it! It’s needed! When waste paper is sold, many organizations channel some of the funds to help wounded veterans by providing the little extras which mean so much during convalescence…or to support other worthy community projects. Back up the Double V Program—Save Every Scrap of Paper!
Separate and tie in bundles: 1. Wastebasket scraps. 2. Corrugated boxes, brown paper and bags. 3. Magazines and books. 4. Newspapers.
Space contributed to Double V Waste Paper Program by this publication.
Battle of the Billions
American Industry Mobilizes Machines, Materials, and Men for a Job as Big as Digging 40 Panama Canals in One Year
By RAY MILLHOLLAND
IT LOOKS like some outsider is continually forgetting that we Americans are a nation born with the smell of machine oil in our hair and that if we are crowded too hard we are liable to stop making electric refrigerators and pretty automobiles and devote all our attention to turning out the darnedest flock of airplanes, tanks, and battleships the world has ever seen.
How Europe’s Big Nations Match in Fighting Power
If war should be declared today, Russia would have more men and more planes at her command than any other nation in Europe. The Soviet Republic boasts a standing army of 1,300,000, reserves of 7,000,000 and an air fleet of 3,000 planes.
ARSON UNDER THE SEAS
U-boat warfare, a menace now, will become even more brutal with this flame-throwing sub!
by Captain James Poole
A NEW refinement—if that’s the word-on that deadly menace, the submarine, in which the U-boat is enabled to come to the surface and destroy whole fleets of enemy craft with a sheet of all-enveloping flame, has been perfected and tested in California by John Edwin Hogg, a frequent contributor to Mechanix Illustrated on military and naval subjects.
Wow, this is just about the most grim camera ad I’ve ever seen.
CAMERA STUDIES BY SELF-STYLED SONS OF HEAVEN
“American prisoners carry their wounded in blankets on death march from Bataan. Practical Japanese give wounded comrades hand grenades for honorable suicide.”
“Chinese captive granted extra moment of life, but only while noble son of Nippon holds heroic pose for snapshot to delight honorable folks back home.”
ROLL OUT THE: BURLAP!
by Gilbert Paust,
Mi’s Aviation Editor
The “stamplicker” rolls out long strips of coated burlap to form the latest in synthetic airstrips, the U.S. Army’s “Hessian Mat.”
A FACTOR in Allied victories on the Western Front has been the availability of airstrips for our fighters directly behind the battle lines.
Thanks to a new type of mat which resembles tar paper, Army engineers have been able to lay these emergency fields in record- breaking time.
And three years later Japan gave us their response.(video)
Uncle Sam’s New Ocean Empire
ADVENTUROUS COLONISTS CLAIM STRATEGIC PACIFIC ISLANDS FOR THE STARS AND STRIPES.
By ALDEN P. ARMAGNAC
WITH the recent landing of colonists on sun-baked Canton and Enderbury Islands in the mid-Pacific, Uncle Sam launches a momentous program to extend his domains.
Naval supremacy in the Far East, leadership in bridging the Pacific with commercial airways, ownership of vast new stores of mineral treasure—all these are at stake in the first major move to hoist the American flag over new land since we purchased the Virgin Islands from Denmark in 1917.
UNCLE SAM GETS UP STEAM
PICTURE Uncle Sam as a powerful, sleeping giant suddenly awakened in alarm and thrust into a frantic armament race. Imagine steam as the life-giving bloodstream of this industrial giant. Then the turbine—that revolving, efficient windmill of steam—naturally takes its place in the defense setup as the indispensable heart of this peaceful giant who has turned warrior.