National Geographic : 1945 May
whichever service he's in he's glad there's a 4aWt, #athet. Looking for Trouble, from Europe to the Philippines, big, powerful Martin Mariners have served with the U. S. Navy on every front. Mariners helped crush the Jap fleet in the first and second battles of the Philippines, hit the Nips hard at Saipan, crippled a Shokaku class Jap carrier at Leyte - ac c omplished scores of such exploits. In the Battle of the Atlantic, Mari ners have sunk many U-boats to help Army transports with men and supplies get through safely. One helped capture Germany's ace U-boat commander who sank the British carrier "Ark Royal." Others have bombed enemy vessels, fought enemy planes, inter cepted blockade runners. Serving as Transports, Mariners have speeded mail and supplies to remote Marine garrisons, evacuated wounded, trained Marine paratroopers. With the Naval Air Transport Service, Mariners pioneered routes in the Pacific and the Atlantic . . . carried in one year nearly 6,000,000 pounds of cargo, 25,000 passengers. Many Rescues are credited to Mari ners and their Coast Guard or Navy crews. Landing in 15-foot waves to pick up 48 survivors of a troop transport . . . effecting rescues under enemy fire . . . giving courage and confidence to valiant Navy airmen by flying with carrier-based planes to rescue airmen downed in combat. ankle-deep in this war? Buy War Bonds! AIRCRAFT T awa job! Buy only the things you needle : Tt GLENN L. MARTIN COMPANY, BALTIMORE 3 M ,U .A. B'ld"/Dpdbt rs 'rlo^ 3,M US.l S. O.S .! Sturdy construction, high gull wings and a 3000 mile range make Martin Mariners tops at high-seas rescue work . .. heavy firepower and bombload make them bad news to the enemy. Ranging the world's sea lanes, these big 24-ton patrol bombers are blazing trails for tomorrow's overocean airliners.