A Letter From The Publisher, Jun. 29, 1942

To answer some of the questions subscribers are asking about how TIME gathers, verifies, organizes and writes its news

TIME'S Wilmott Ragsdale wasn't sure you could do a loop in an Army glider until he went up in one at the new glider school at Twentynine Palms, California —suddenly felt his safety belt tighten and saw the desert above him.

He wasn't sure how you get down, either —until his pilot banked the wings almost vertical, fell off into swooping circles and came out at 90 m.p.h., 400 feet above the ground.

Probably you didn't know any more about these things than he did—so...

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