U.S. At War: White Star over the World

It was the season for reports. This week, in the wake of Secretary Forrestal's report on the greatest navy in the world (TIME, Feb. 26), General Henry Arnold came out with a report on the world's greatest air force.

It was "Hap" Arnold's second; his first, a year ago, told the fabulous story of how the U.S.A.A.F. grew from a force of 21,125 men in 1938 to 2,385,000 men by the end of 1943. This was the fabulous account of the U.S.A.A.F.'s combat record since that time—the months when air warfare reached a terrifying...

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