World Battlefronts: Wing Loses Beard

One evening Major General Wingate, in command of British troops operating behind the Japanese lines in Burma, had to make a rush visit to his air commando force. A terrific tropical storm was raging at his base airstrip,* but he climbed into a Mitchell B-25 and took off. He did not arrive at his destination.

That night a transport plane noted a blazing fire high in the frontier mountains. Next morning General Wingate's air officer, Colonel Philip Cochran, U.S.A.A.F., sent out search planes which spotted burned-out wreckage on the mountainside. Last week ground...

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