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WINDSOR, Jr, Faitor and Publisher March, 1943 Vol. 78, No. 3 IN THIS ISSUE The Battle of Brains - + + - + 1 The Army's Giant "Fiveby-Five” - 8 My Boys Shoot Down Zeros - - + 18 The Longest Road in the World - 28 Sharp Shooting With “Hand Irons” 34. Back Seat Driver in a Bomber - - 40 Next Month IGHT now the Coast Gisard is whetting its ax for the annual spring Job of breaking the ice ‘The ax is a fleet of tough litte ships that will ram open a channel for you through armor-plate ice four feet thick. Tf it doesn't give, the boat will climb right an top and Jean on it. The main idea ie to smash through to the Soo and Preparing for the Worst - - 50 | set the ore ships back to work Flying Grease Monkeys of the Navy 56 | iit. 'ikinm tie ice Block Depots on Wheels - - + + 62 | ade in the April Jungle Mechanics (Part 2) =» + 66 | ice-brosking Saving the Air Force Rejects’. , 74. | Shwkt besmaabed wean this yeu Playing Hide and Seek for Keeps - 82 Backyard Egg Crop Tornado in a Bombshell - - - - 92 WHAT! No roast beef? Well Where-to-Bu it's too bad we can’t have everything, but there's war on and an army to feed. So why noi grow your own meat? Not beef, perhaps, but certainly you ean produce in a four-by-twelve foot pen all the poultry you need to Keep the family in meat and ees ‘A Backyard Flock Will Solve Your Meat Problom,” says an arti- Index Starts on Next Page Set "Er Down in Your Back Yard GAY what you will, the sisplane is @ very helpless machine when f comes to Tanding and taking of Superb in speed and eargo capacity, it is quite de- pendent on long, smooth runways. What you and I want is a machine that will climb vertically from be~ twreen the cherry trees and wash line inthe back yard gle next roe Tey fall of edice and float gently down to the eurb at the eornor gro- | Sx coctaiee vous Moat factors cery ot the parking lt on the office root. Igor Sikorsky has been cultivating the ides for 35 years and now | [t's Raining Soldiers it’s here. An April article states confidently that your ve ie text ear may be a heliopte JOST few months wgo there J vast a glider in the U.S ‘The Navy's Fighting "Sea Bees” | Army Todey hundreds of ger mits ave coudy to oat cur alte Torne Rangers down tn to Naat vat yank hundreds sore we traning, Paratrooper, sities in yeepeta end ier! make Wp the powerfl ait-borne divisions JNSUNG heroes of the war are tho Navy's “Sea ? Bees," the fighting Construction Battalions that are in there building new bases before the smoke has Cleared from the battle that drove the Japs or Ger- mans out. Their weapons are the tommygun, wrench and hammer. An article next month tells how the Sea Bees take over es fast as the Marines mor up. that spearhead our attacks. ‘Their story is featured In April MARCH, 1943 3A,