BATTLE OF THE PACIFIC: Blitz in the Jungle

"Americans say that they have built 60,000 planes during the past year and that they are going to build 120,000 during the coming year."

Conversion of U.S. industry to war "shows what swift progress the Americans are making in full implementation of their war program. . . .

"America is the country where mechanical civilization has reached its most extreme development."

With these words, Kyoku Okuda, of the technical section of the Japanese Army Air Forces, writing recently in a popular Japanese magazine, warned his countrymen to prepare for a perilous future. Said Mr. Okuda:...

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