AIR: Blacktrackers' Magic

Most exotic U.S. allies in the Pacific theater of war are the Australian aborigines, coal black and little touched by civilization, who have shown an uncanny ability to track lost soldiers and airmen in the savage wastelands of Northern Australia.

Fresh proof of their usefulness came from Allied Headquarters last week with the announcement that Staff Sergeant Grady Gaston, of Frisco City,Ala. was recovering after wandering in the wild bush country for 111 days. Gaston was one of the crewmen who bailed out of a U.S. Liberator bomber in a blinding storm on Dec. 1. Three officers...

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