HEROES: Three Days of Blood & Glory

The U.S. people can see for themselves this week how the tide of battle was turned in mid-Pacific on three hot and sunlit days early last June. From the Navy came pictures* of the Battle of Midway, pictures that show destruction and death, courage and valor.

They show how the Japs, striking early in the morning—hoping to surprise tiny Midway as they had surprised Pearl Harbor—bombed oil tanks (see cut) and hangars. They show the flag-draped bodies of U.S. soldiers and marines killed by Jap bombs.

But there are also magnificent glimpses of Flying Fortresses roaring off the sandy airports to attack...

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