World Battlefronts: FLIGHT TO THE RISING SUN

In the theater of Asia, never have so few done so much as the U.S. pilots in China. No correspondent has reported their activities so thoroughly as TIME'S Jack Belden who has lived and flown with them. After five years of war in Burma and China, Correspondent Belden was in India last week, for a war correspondent's holiday. This "is his last dispatch from the China air front:

Again the same tough routine. Hurl a few score bombs, dive into a whirling Richthofen Circus with 30 Jap Zeros. Home again, grab yourself a plateful of chow. Flop in your bed at ten....