National Geographic : 1944 Aug
Navy Wings over the Pacific Trailing Vapor, a Navy Corsair Makes Tracks in the Blue Pacific Sky As the fighter climbs in the substratosphere, moisture condenses behind its wing tips. Rapidly these lines grow into billowing cirrus clouds, a telltale for aviators searching for enemy planes. q) Iatlonal Geograpmhe Society Kndachromes, IT. S. Navy, Official Are Jap Fighters Hiding Behind That Big Cloud? Rear Gunners Wonder Ever watchful, they crane their heads from side to side and up and down, looking for intercepting Zeros. These Dauntless dive bombers have just left their carrier's deck and soon will be dropping 1,000-pound bombs on Wake Island (Plates II and III).