World War II: Air Corps News Letter - Air Force News Letter 1940 - 1944
2,969 pages of Air Forces News Letter, 1940 - 1944, the monthly official service journal of the U.S. Army Air Forces, published by the U.S. Army Air Forces, Air Force Editorial Office, archived on CD-ROM.
During the war the journal changed its name from Air Corps News Letter to Air Forces News Letter and latter changed its name again to Air Force Official Service Journal of the U.S. Army Air Forces.
The journal was described by the Army Air Forces as primarily a medium for the exchange of information and ideas among Army Air Forces personnel.
Articles in the journal chronicle the rapid change in structure of the Air Corps during the first few months of World War II.
Regular content in the journal included instruction from Air Force personnel conveying first hand knowledge gained in combat.
The issues contained messages from top commanders, lifesaving tips, and practical information on aircraft maintenance, gunnery, navigation, and engaging the enemy.
The Roll of Honor section listed personnel and their ranks who received commendations since the previous issue's list.
Article titles from the December 1943 issue include:
Procedure for AAF Personnel Returned From Overseas
Mission to Regensburg, a Co-Pilot's Observations
What Navigators Should Know About the Astro-Dome
Developments in Firepower, a Progress Report
Our B-26s Win Their Wings over Western Europe
Operations of Our Air Evacuation Service around the World
Ground Crews Prove Their Ingenuity on the Combat Line
Shipping Fighter Planes Overseas, a Story in Pictures
Suggested Procedures for Surviving Emergency Sea Landings
Life with the First Control Tower Operators on Guadalcanal
How Cockpit Dials Are Illuminated With 'Black Light'
Development of Air Filters, Performance Characteristics
The Nature of the Enemy We're Fighting