Army & Navy: Photo Pop

"Pop" Polifka was grounded. "He fought like a stuck pig to dice Cassino," said an officer on Lieut. General Ira Eaker's staff in Italy, "but the General just wouldn't let him go on another mission."

Pop, who is 33-year-old Colonel Karl L. Polifka, had been "dicing" (mapping territory by aerial photography) for years, had flown 125 missions over enemy-held territory, both German and Jap. Eaker figured Pop was too valuable to lose, thought he had better ground him before Pop's luck ran out.

High and Hot. It was seven years ago that Pop, whose mother was...

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