June 1944

Pilots, Stand Aside

Volume 28, Issue 6

Francis C Pettus

Melvin M Johnson Jr

Bombardiers and gunners take the air over El Centro in a rigorous training program. The pilot merely flies for them. Early results are impressive.

OUT in the California desert, in the middle of the sun-baked Imperial Valley, at 50 feet below sea level, is the only bombing and gunnery school in either the Navy or the Marine Corps that puts its students in the air while training.

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