World Battlefronts: MEN AT WAR: Train-Buster

To his mates of the 365th "Hell Hawk" group of Thunderbolt pilots, 22-year-old Lieut. Edward Syszmanski is "The Mad Polack of Brooklyn," in recognition of his fanatic artistry at ground-level train-busting. The Syszmanski technique: "I come in from the back of a train, aiming at the third car from the engine. I watch the bullets creep up toward the locomotive, and my plane is usually about 25 feet above the cars before I get enough shots into the boiler. Some of the locos blow up a few feet and settle back on the tracks as if heaving a big...