National Geographic : 1955 Apr
569 © Kodachromes by National Geographic Photographer John E. Fletcher +' Thule Fighter Pilots Count Paint-daubed Hits on a Tow Target This plastic mesh has been dragged through the air and riddled with bullets (opposite). Each hit left a smear of paint identifying the gunner. Skilled pilots pierce the target with 35 to 40 percent of their shots. Back on the ground, the flyers impatiently wait for the scorekeeper to total their marks.