World: Tigers Over Burma

Last week a young man from Chipley, Ga. fell 17,000 feet through the Burma sky. His Curtiss P-40, shot out of control by a Jap, hurtled past him. At 7,000 feet he pulled his parachute cord. He saw another plane dart toward him, at first thought a Jap was trying to machine-gun him, then recognized a comrade from his squadron, convoying him to earth. The young man and his parachute plopped into a rice field. A Burmese farmer spewed mouthfuls of water on his bloody forehead. Others fed him, sped him back to his...