MAKING OUR NAVY-BIRDS TOUGH "Commandos of the Air" would be a good name for the men the Navy's Pre-Flight School turned out in the early 1940's at the rate of 30,000 a year. They run drills and exercises that build strength, speed, and agility.
MARINES RAID MAKIN ISLAND A Marine Raider Battalion returns after its attack on a Japanese sea-plane base and installations in the northernmost part of the Gilbert Islands, where much damage was done and trophies captured.
MEDICAL PETTY OFFICERS GRADUATE A class of 245, the first set of trained Medical Petty Officers to sail aboard merchant ships and cargo vessels, is graduated from a famous Maritime Service Training Station and will see early service on craft that have been decidedly undermanned in this important respect.
BASEBALL IN IRELAND For the first time since the last World War, American Doughboys cross bats on Irish soil. A huge crowd turns out to see the game, which is played for charity--among which are many American soldiers.
RUBBER FOR MILITARY USE ONLY Synthetic rubber in commercial quantities now actually on the way. Pictures showing the process used to turn out man-made rubber, by Firestone, exclusively for war purposes.
WAACS TAKE FORT DES MOINES The first of 800 WAACS, Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, under Director Oveta Hobby, gets its new Army clothes, tries out Army grub, and settles down in its new barracks at Fort Des Moines, Iowa.rn
GOBBLERS BATTLE GRASSHOPPERS Fruit growers and farmers of the fertile Snake River Valley in Washington state have imported thousands of turkeys to do battle against a devouring grasshopper horde. Thus far, gobblers have succeeded where insecticides failed.
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