National Geographic : 1944 Jan
Gulf Coast Towns Get into the Fight © National Geographic Society Kodachrome. U. S . Navy, Official Pilots Study a Chart of Corpus Christi Naval Air Station Painted on Concrete Known to instructors and flyers as a "familiarization map," this big geographic billboard shows the station and its relation to surrounding territory. By frequent consultation, pilots fix adjacent terrain firmly in mind. Like a long necklace, air bases and "satellite fields" are strung along the Gulf Coast from Key West to Brownsville.