National Geographic : 1944 Aug
Mustang Fighters Buzz the Home Strip as They Return without Loss fromAction inBurma In training school they would have been "washed out" for circling low over the field before landing, but in the field, regulations and rank are minimized. These swift planes were Wingate's artillery. They blasted paths for ground troops, strafed enemy columns, and providedair cover against Zeros. They shot down Jap planes at a ratio of ten to one, getting 34 in one day.