World: No Fun for the Airedales

The Navy's report on its stab into enemy waters 1,250 miles from Tokyo (TIME, Sept. 13) sounded like an anticlimax. According to the communiqué finally issued last week by Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, Commander in Chief of the Pacific Fleet: 80% of little Marcus Island's military installations, seven twin-motored Jap bombers, hangars, fuel and ammunition dumps, shops and living quarters were destroyed; an enemy trawler was sunk. After pounding the 740-acre island for nine hours from the air, losing two fighters and one torpedo plane, the U.S. task force, commanded by air-minded...

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