Landing wheels recede as this U. Army Air Forces Liberator bomber crosses the shark-nosed bows of U. fighter planes at an advanced U. base in China. An American soldier waves good luck to the crew, off to bomb Japan.
Flight Lieutenant A. Costello of No. 112 Squadron RAF poses beside his Curtiss Kittyhawk at Sidi Heneish in Egypt (April The rugged, American-built (known to the RAF as the Tomahawk and Kittyhawk) came to symbolize the Desert Air Force.
(c) Magnum PhotosBURMA—Mingladon Air Field, near Rangoon. The Flying Tigers, a group of American volunteers trained by Col. Claire Chennault in China, flew Curtiss Warhawk fighter planes to defend Burma against Japanese invaders,