Army & Navy: Lordly Foxhole

Out in the South Pacific U.S. fighter forces fly patrols with several types of aircraft. Army pilots may fly top cover in Lightnings. Several thousand feet below them ride the Warhawks. Lowest of all will be the Marine flyers in Wildcats. In a situation like that, it is possible for the Wildcats to get into a lively fight without the Lightnings knowing a thing about it. Air Force this month reports the nickname, half-scornful, half-wistful, that the Marines have pinned on the lordly P-38: "A high-altitude foxhole."


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