World Battlefronts: More Planes, More Planning

Texas-born Lieut. Colonel Richard H. Carmichael is 29 years old; he finished West Point only six years ago. Rated a strict disciplinarian in the loosely disciplined Air Corps, he was given command of General MacArthur's Flying Fortresses last summer, the third commander of an off-&-on outfit within six months. Colonel Carmichael's strong point was his experience in this war with this war's planes: he started the war as a captain flying a B-17 out of the Philippines, learned what it meant to dodge anti-aircraft and swarms of Japanese Zeros while trying to make a bombing run over a target.

Last week Colonel...

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