AIR: Corsair

In counting its eggs before they have hatched into fighting cocks, no nation has more sinned than the U.S. For more than two years it has bragged to itself about Republic's Thunderbolt fighter, which it has yet to see in action. For more than three years it bragged about Vought's high-powered Corsair. It had to wait until last week to hear that the Corsair was finally in action.

What the Corsair had shown, in its first combat in the Shortland Islands, the public did not yet know. But once again the U.S. had been...

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