AIR,PERSONNEL: The End Has Begun


From the wreckage of a score of airfields scattered in the Pacific area rose an air force of 2,385,000 officers and enlisted men—a number still growing . . . Those men have already:

>Flown over a quarter of a million combat sorties;

>Expended in combat more than 40 million rounds of ammunition;

>Used up nearly two billion gallons of gasoline;

>Destroyed in aerial combat 8,478 enemy airplanes, probably destroyed 2,555 more and damaged another 2,834.

Thus General Henry Harley Arnold, commander of the U.S. Army Air Forces, reported to the U.S. public this week in...

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