Army & Navy: Over Japan

Ever since he led a squadron of unarmed Flying Fortresses into Hawaii early in the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, a 6 ft. Texan named Richard Carmichael has been in the middle of the war. In Australia his squadron joined the famed 19th Group which made its way out of the Philippines and Java. During the lean days of 1942 Carmichael made many a daring bombing mission over Lae, Salamaua, Rabaul, won the DSC, DFC, Silver Star. As a lieutenant colonel he took command of the 19th.

Air Forces General "Hap" Arnold made Dick Carmichael his executive assistant, sent him on inspection...