National Geographic : 1942 Jul
6 The National Geographic Magazine V- "/"-t -. ' "''...i " y~ .I rr "r,T Drawn by C. E . Ridliford Six Thousand Fighters, Torpedoplanes, and Bombers Would Blacken the Sky If They Flew in Mass over Their Hundred Carriers President Roosevelt's demand for 185,000 airplanes for 1942-43 will be accomplished with some to spare. Big bombers can fly from their factories to the battlefields on the other side of the world in two or three days, but smaller combat planes must be sent in ships. With a big enough carrier fleet, these planes could be delivered "on the wing" ready to fight, rather than in crates in the holds of ships.