World Battlefronts: Dispatch from the Volga

TIME'S Correspondent Walter Graebner, after a trip up the Volga into Russia, filed the following dispatch:

We have met Red airmen, and they are good. At Stalingrad our boat took aboard 100 or so pilots and mechanics who had just been in action at Voronezh. They were members of a famous Stormovik group commanded by Colonel Boris Rivenshstein, one of the Soviet Union's greatest airmen.

Rivenshstein visited our cabin to practice his English and play phonograph records. He is 32, handsome and blue-eyed. He has been flying since he was 17 and has...

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