National Geographic : 1943 Aug
Parrino from OWI Future Russian Air Victories, Made and Crated in the U.S.A., Lie in Tidy Rows onan Iranian Assembly Field Completed planes, bearing the American white star, are parked beyond the boxes. Summer sun heats their metal skins until they blister bare flesh. Camouflage gives the sheds the appearance of fire-blackened ruins. Southern Iran's alluvial plains are so smooth they form natural flying fields.