National Geographic : 1943 Sep
SUBMARINE BELOW--- FLASHES THE CIVIL AIR PATROL PLANE The indistinct shadow beneath the water means little to the untrained eye-but, the C.A .P. Pilot and his Observer instantly recognize the outline of a lurking enemy submarine pre paring for destruction and death. The Pilot's depth charge is soon on its way-the location radioed to the Army, Navy and Coast Guard. The destruction of the raider is imminent. Former commercial and pleasure fliers who volunteered their services and their airplanes, the men of the Civil Air Patrol have been risking their lives daily since Pearl Harbor in the grim, relentless search for Axis submarines off our shores. Many ships have been saved from torpedoing-many already-shipwrecked seamen rescued thanks to their ceaseless patrol. To them belongs no small share of the credit for driving the enemy undersea raiders away from our coasts. We salute them for the courage, ability and self-sacrifice with which they do their job-and we are proud that many of the planes in which they perform this service to the Notion are Jacobs-powered. 1AIRCRAFT JACOBS POTTSTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA, U.S.A.