National Geographic : 1951 Mar
345 Irving Johnson A Thousand Weary Warbirds Crumble into Junk on Biak Island. Abandoned B-24's Illustrate War's Wasted Treasure Most of these bombers had 60 missions or more. Gallant crews painted their sides with bomb tallies and gaudy girls. When hostilities ended, bulldozers broke the planes' backs so that no one could use them again. Burial on a junk heap was cheaper than transportation home (page 334).