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Colonel Robert R. ("Bertie") McCormick was off on another global tour in his newest plane, a surplus Flying Fortress with machine guns removed. Objective this time: darkest Europe. Before leaving, he reassured all potentially anxious friends: "One could make a million flights before three of the four engines would fail simultaneously ... If all [five] of the crew should become incapacitated, I can hold the plane on an even keel and hit Europe somewhere . . ."

Hollywood's Bette Davis and Charles Laughton squared off over Sir Laurence Olivier's Hamlet (TIME, June 28). Bette...

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