ARMY & NAVY: They're Always Short


TIME Correspondent Carl Mydans, who has spent eleven months with U.S. fighting men and 21 months in Jap internment, recently witnessed a scene not infrequent in World War II. He set it down as he saw it. Last week he cabled 'from the Pacific :

The ship's mail had just been thrown aboard, and throughout the destroyer there was that warm excitement, stimulation and laughter which always follows the operation.

The executive officer was a young one and he liked his men—which is saying that his men liked him.

I saw him that morning as we lay off the beach at...

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