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  1. Air Power---Today and Tomorrow
    First of two parts. An expert tells how the Luftwaffe almost won the war, and explains ...
    Collier's Weekly, September 8, 1945, pp. 11-12
  2. Air Power---Today and Tomorrow
    Conclusion. The U.S. and her allies will have to develop and control the new air weapon...
    Collier's Weekly, September 15, 1945, pp. 24-25
  3. Air Transport: The Answer to Air Power
    In global warfare, cargo planes are as vital as fighting ships
    Collier's Weekly, August 28, 1948, p. 26
  4. America Flies Ahead
    Collier's flying reporter checks up on a myth
    Collier's Weekly, August 12, 1933, pp. 10-11
  5. And Leave the World Below
    Highballing through the stratosphere
    Collier's Weekly, August 17, 1935, pp. 24-33
  6. And They Call It Peace Street!
    Collier's correspondent invades the Wall Street of fashion
    Collier's Weekly, September 28, 1946, pp. 14-15
  7. Angel in Furs
    Mercy by dog sled: the story of Nurse Keaton
    Collier's Weekly, November 20, 1937, pp. 67-69
  8. Army in the Sky
    Flying with General Brereton, Collier's correspondent observes infantry invasion from t...
    Collier's Weekly, November 11, 1944, pp. 18-19
  9. The Balkan Follies
    How Americans are browbeaten in Moscowized southeast Europe
    Collier's Weekly, August 9, 1947, p. 22
  10. To Be My Pride and Joy
    The arrival of a small white box in Japan
    Collier's Weekly, December 17, 1938, pp. 18-19
  11. Between the Lines
    What's happening to our staff writer in the Orient
    Collier's Weekly, November 5, 1938, p. 13
  12. Blackshirt Heaven
    The Italian dream and the Ethiopian reality
    Collier's Weekly, May 16, 1936, pp. 12-13
  13. Blueprint for Empire
    What Japan is doing in Manchukuo
    Collier's Weekly, April 22, 1939, pp. 12-13
  14. Boeing's Fun
    A hobby that made history
    Collier's Weekly, August 16, 1930, pp. 26-27
  15. Born to Fly
    Army aviation owes much to General George Brett
    Collier's Weekly, August 8, 1942, p. 13
  16. The Boys They Left Behind
    Collier's Weekly, October 4, 1947, pp. 24-25
  17. Break-Through for Paris
    The Yanks show the Nazis what blitzkrieg can really mean
    Collier's Weekly, September 16, 1944, p. 14
  18. Brown and Yellow Bombers
    Report from Hankow---and the future of war in the air
    Collier's Weekly, February 4, 1939, pp. 12-13
  19. Can Berlin Take It?
    An appraisal of German morale under English bombs
    Collier's Weekly, December 20, 1941, p. 19
  20. Can We Hold the Richest Land on Earth?
    Why the Philippines are worth having
    Collier's Weekly, July 1, 1939, pp. 12-13
  21. A Captain's Life
    Only partially a happy one
    Collier's Weekly, July 25, 1931, p. 21
  22. Christmas Zoo
    Live toys round Mount McKinley
    Collier's Weekly, December 25, 1937, pp. 12-13
  23. Circumstantial Evidence
    And how it dooms the innocent
    Collier's Weekly, May 16, 1931, pp. 10-11
  24. Come Down Shootin'
    The system back of Germany's paratroops
    Collier's Weekly, August 9, 1941, pp. 9-10
  25. The Covered Cockpit
    Captain Hegenberger gets the Collier Trophy
    Collier's Weekly, July 27, 1935, p. 9
  26. Danged Varmints
    If you want to be a really good tiger hunter, start with cougars when you're young
    Collier's Weekly, August 5, 1933, pp. 29-49
  27. Dark and Bloody Roads
    Italy's path toward empire
    Collier's Weekly, March 21, 1936, pp. 10-11
  28. The Darkest Continent
    What blackouts are doing to Europe
    Collier's Weekly, December 9, 1939, pp. 12-13
  29. The Destruction of Germany
    By night and by day the German people know no rest and cities face utter devastation fr...
    Collier's Weekly, September 25, 1943, pp. 14-15
  30. Dogfight
    Pursuit versus bomber---what an air battle feels like
    Collier's Weekly, May 18, 1940, pp. 12-13
  31. Dogging Big Game
    Dogs trained to fight tigers
    Collier's Weekly, October 21, 1933, p. 17
  32. Don't Call Me Napoleon
    Edgar S. Gorrell, teaching teamwork on high
    Collier's Weekly, August 7, 1937, pp. 25-47
  33. Douglas Nets the Earth
    Announcing the award of the Collier Trophy
    Collier's Weekly, July 4, 1936, p. 20
  34. Duluth Smells Ocean Breezes
    Why the West wants an ocean
    Collier's Weekly, April 28, 1934, pp. 14-15
  35. The Eagle's Nest
    San Antonio, where the army takes the air
    Collier's Weekly, December 3, 1932, pp. 22-23
  36. Early Birdmen
    When flyers were dare-devils
    Collier's Weekly, December 20, 1930, pp. 20-21
  37. Erin Go Burbank
    Civilian industrial America translated to Ireland backs up our Britain-based fighters
    Collier's Weekly, January 1, 1944, p. 18
  38. Europe---On the Nose
    Winged argosies---and the men who guide them
    Collier's Weekly, December 1, 1934, pp. 10-11
  39. Europe's Hangover
    Chief of all postwar problems is the salvage of a wrecked humanity
    Collier's Weekly, July 28, 1945, pp. 18-19
  40. Europe's Hungry Winter
    The first of two parts. A few months of peace cannot restore war-ravaged lands to norma...
    Collier's Weekly, December 8, 1945, pp. 16-17
  41. Europe's Hungry Winter
    Conclusion. The unfortunate starve on scraps while the black market enriches the unscru...
    Collier's Weekly, December 15, 1945, pp. 32-37
  42. Excuse My Clouds
    The private plane is here---with details of equipment and cost and the tests the doctor...
    Collier's Weekly, April 13, 1929, pp. 8-9
  43. The Face Everyone Knows
    Collier's Weekly, February 12, 1949, pp. 36-39
  44. Face the Mirror
    Have you a hair problem?
    Collier's Weekly, November 18, 1933, pp. 28-53
  45. The Fair Digs In
    New marvels on Lake Michigan
    Collier's Weekly, June 2, 1934, pp. 12-13
  46. Fat Heads of EuropeP
    The Continent's poor go hungry, but its idle rich eat lavishly
    Collier's Weekly, June 21, 1947, pp. 16-17
  47. The First Million Miles
    Hamilton Lee, airman
    Collier's Weekly, June 6, 1931, p. 13
  48. Flight Savers
    Safety first---in the air
    Collier's Weekly, March 29, 1930, pp. 14-15
  49. Four Friends Abroad
    Collier's Weekly, September 24, 1949, pp. 20-21
  50. France's New Revolution
    The Communist Party stands the best chance of running the country---but not along Mosco...
    Collier's Weekly, July 20, 1946, pp. 18-19
  51. Full Speed Ahead!
    What's wrong with our merchant marine
    Collier's Weekly, August 8, 1931, pp. 14-15
  52. Germany's Air Plans
    How Germany intends to win the war
    Collier's Weekly, March 23, 1940, pp. 14-15
  53. Gingenuity: U.S. Superweapon
    Collier's Weekly, July 1, 1944, pp. 17-19
  54. Glenn the Bomb Boy
    The new holder of the Collier Trophy---a designing hero
    Collier's Weekly, June 3, 1933, pp. 25-47
  55. The Great Lift
    Air Transport Command: the answer to how G.I.'s get home in days instead of weeks
    Collier's Weekly, September 29, 1945, p. 21
  56. Great Scout
    The African training school
    Collier's Weekly, October 19, 1935, p. 16
  57. Grizzly Comedians
    Bear stories---in the rough
    Collier's Weekly, September 23, 1933, pp. 22-48
  58. Guam, Haunted Paradise
    Our threat to Japan
    Collier's Weekly, April 8, 1939, pp. 14-15
  59. Gunning for Man-Eaters
    A tiger hunter's holiday
    Collier's Weekly, June 16, 1934, pp. 22-23
  60. Guy a la Mode
    Pull up your stocks!
    Collier's Weekly, July 8, 1933, pp. 29-47
  61. To Hell by Troopship
    The legions sail for Africa---a brilliant first-hand story
    Collier's Weekly, February 22, 1936, pp. 7-9
  62. The Hell on Devil's Island
    French Guiana's felons on the loose
    Collier's Weekly, September 28, 1940, p. 9
  63. Hell to Pay in Paradise
    Puerto Rico---in a plight
    Collier's Weekly, September 19, 1936, pp. 10-11
  64. Help for Hero Wings
    Safety devices used by our fliers are ingenious and effective
    Collier's Weekly, June 24, 1944, p. 23
  65. Here Comes a Sailor
    Fair days and foul in the Merchant Marine
    Collier's Weekly, July 11, 1931, pp. 12-13
  66. Here's Your Horsepower
    America is beating the Axis race for plane-engine products
    Collier's Weekly, May 1, 1943, pp. 14-15
  67. High-Flying Ladies
    They keep you company aloft
    Collier's Weekly, August 20, 1932, pp. 29-30
  68. The Higher the Better
    Aviation's most important award, the Collier Trophy, goes to a builder of altitude
    Collier's Weekly, December 27, 1941, p. 20
  69. Hitler's Peace Map
    What Europe will look like if Germany Wins
    Collier's Weekly, September 13, 1941, pp. 20-21
  70. Hoosier Out of Exile
    Meet Paul V. McNutt, home for Bigger Things
    Collier's Weekly, July 22, 1939, p. 13
  71. How the Germans Take It
    What goes on behind the lines
    Collier's Weekly, April 13, 1940, pp. 14-15
  72. How to Build Airpower
    Germany shows the world the way
    Collier's Weekly, August 17, 1940, pp. 16-17
  73. I Got Up Early
    High adventure
    Collier's Weekly, December 15, 1934, p. 25
  74. Is It Safe to Fly?
    Sizing up the airways
    Collier's Weekly, March 20, 1937, pp. 13-14
  75. It Seems There Were Two Irishmen
    History, scrambled and unscrambled, or the politicians' tilt with the textbooks
    Collier's Weekly, March 17, 1928, pp. 8-9
  76. It's Hard to Get You Up
    Selling aviation in America
    Collier's Weekly, December 21, 1929, pp. 10-11
  77. Japan's Dictator
    Konoye, Number One boy in the Orient
    Collier's Weekly, October 1, 1938, p. 11
  78. Justice Comes to Nuremberg
    Collier's correspondent takes you to the trial room to meet the best-guarded men in the...
    Collier's Weekly, February 2, 1946, p. 17
  79. Kansas on the Carib
    A lady who deals severely with pirates
    Collier's Weekly, December 29, 1934, pp. 10-12
  80. Ladybird
    Aviation gets a lift---from Pilot Richey
    Collier's Weekly, March 30, 1935, p. 16
  81. Liberation at Amiens
    The RAF carries through one of the most extraordinary rescues in the history of modern war
    Collier's Weekly, March 24, 1945, pp. 16-17
  82. The Lie of the Line
    All about trout
    Collier's Weekly, May 13, 1933, p. 16
  83. Lighter than Air
    The new Navy dirigible, with some very good drawings
    Collier's Weekly, June 20, 1931, pp. 17-19
  84. Mail from the Moon
    A day and a night of the most romantic job in the world
    Collier's Weekly, November 24, 1928, pp. 8-9
  85. The Man Germany Hates Most
    To the Nazis, England's kindly air marshall is "Murderer" Harris
    Collier's Weekly, April 8, 1944, pp. 66-71
  86. More Fun and Less Arnica
    Football tries out its new rules
    Collier's Weekly, October 1, 1932, pp. 18-19
  87. Mothers' Little Darlings
    Even very young stars have relatives
    Collier's Weekly, October 12, 1935, pp. 14-15
  88. Mussolini's Unhappy Warrior
    The dramatic story of Il Duce's commander and opponent, Pietro Badoglio
    Collier's Weekly, April 11, 1936, pp. 12-13
  89. Navy Wings
    Pelicans learn to fly---at Penacola
    Collier's Weekly, June 12, 1937, pp. 12-13
  90. New Worlds for Alexander
    Korda the Great
    Collier's Weekly, February 15, 1936, p. 25
  91. No Place to Land
    American aviation---up in the air and forced to stay there
    Collier's Weekly, February 26, 1938, pp. 16-17
  92. Not Guilty
    Justice, besides being blind, is sometimes deaf
    Collier's Weekly, May 2, 1931, pp. 12-13
  93. Now, in Germany---
    Things are different in Berlin
    Collier's Weekly, February 17, 1940, pp. 14-15
  94. The Old Whale Blows
    What a commodore thinks about
    Collier's Weekly, August 29, 1931, pp. 24-25
  95. On the Victory Tide
    The flood of men and materiel toward France staggers the mind
    Collier's Weekly, July 29, 1944, pp. 18-19
  96. Our Own War Birds Are Best
    The inside story of America's fighting air forces
    Collier's Weekly, October 14, 1939, pp. 9-11
  97. Our Soiled Cities
    You might try holding your breath
    Collier's Weekly, January 27, 1934, pp. 12-13
  98. Out of the World
    Your first ride in the stratoisphere plane
    Collier's Weekly, June 1, 1940, pp. 14-15
  99. Panzer Diary
    The invader's columns pound through the Balkans
    Collier's Weekly, July 19, 1941, pp. 9-10
  100. Panzer Diary
    Swastika over the Balkans, and how it got there
    Collier's Weekly, July 26, 1941, p. 20
  101. The Peaceful Japanese
    They really are if you look closely enough
    Collier's Weekly, September 9, 1939, pp. 11-13
  102. Pilgrims' Progress
    Pioneers at Matanuska
    Collier's Weekly, May 7, 1938, pp. 12-13
  103. Pony Boy
    Billy Campbell, star rider of the Pony Express, recalls the flash and glamour of the cr...
    Collier's Weekly, August 9, 1930, pp. 24-26
  104. Power and Glory on Wings
    An aviation authority explains what constitutes true Air Power
    Collier's Weekly, March 27, 1948, p. 25
  105. The Prairie Prince
    Beginning the life story of Buffalo Bill
    Collier's Weekly, April 14, 1928, pp. 12-13
  106. The Prairie Prince
    Continuing the adventures of Buffalo Bill
    Collier's Weekly, April 21, 1928, pp. 16-17
  107. The Prairie Prince
    Pursuing the adventures of America's idol---Buffalo Bill
    Collier's Weekly, April 28, 1928, pp. 24-27
  108. The Prairie Prince
    Buffalo Bill on the trail of fame
    Collier's Weekly, May 5, 1928, pp. 13-14
  109. The Prairie Prince
    In which Buffalo Bill gets a taste of stage life
    Collier's Weekly, May 12, 1928, pp. 18-21
  110. The Prairie Prince
    The final chapter, we regret to say, in the story of Buffalo Bill
    Collier's Weekly, May 19, 1928, pp. 22-25
  111. The Prop Man
    The Collier Trophy Committee makes its award
    Collier's Weekly, June 9, 1934, pp. 24-25
  112. The Real Lindbergh
    An intimate portrait by the man who hired him
    Collier's Weekly, July 16, 1932, pp. 10-11
  113. Rehearsla in Spain
    Show window of the next war
    Collier's Weekly, January 23, 1937, pp. 12-13
  114. Relief
    A short story of danger and pluck in the jungle
    Collier's Weekly, March 9, 1929, pp. 12-13
  115. Riding Alaska's Storms
    Romance at the crossroads of the air
    Collier's Weekly, December 4, 1937, pp. 12-13
  116. Roots of Wealth
    Heroes of the vegetable kingdom
    Collier's Weekly, October 31, 1936, pp. 10-11
  117. Rum, Romance and Riches
    Yo ho-ho and the Virgin Islands
    Collier's Weekly, September 22, 1934, pp. 7-9
  118. Russia Reaches for the SKy
    Her deep-laid plans---plus the help of German technicians---can give her mastery of the...
    Collier's Weekly, April 26, 1947, p. 18
  119. Russian Nights' Entertainment
    Dissipation in the grand manner
    Collier's Weekly, December 30, 1933, pp. 25-27
  120. The Seven Skies
    Announcing the award of the Collier Trophy
    Collier's Weekly, August 14, 1937, pp. 16-17
  121. Shadow Over Hawaii
    The menace that's deadlier than war
    Collier's Weekly, February 7, 1942, p. 13
  122. She Got the Order
    A woman who deals in steel
    Collier's Weekly, October 15, 1932, p. 19
  123. Shrinking the Seas
    In the leviathans of the air
    Collier's Weekly, May 10, 1930, pp. 10-11
  124. Sky Cruise
    Calm crossing---from Europe by airship
    Collier's Weekly, May 8, 1937, pp. 12-13
  125. The Sky's Our Limit
    Commercial war in the war
    Collier's Weekly, March 25, 1939, pp. 14-15
  126. Some Rain Must Fall
    Don't blame the weatherman
    Collier's Weekly, July 31, 1937, pp. 12-14
  127. Southward the Flight of Eagles
    Basil Rowe, pioneering in the West Indies
    Collier's Weekly, August 27, 1932, pp. 23-24
  128. Spanish Goal
    The colorful and exciting story of San Francisco
    Collier's Weekly, May 21, 1932, pp. 18-19
  129. Story in Pictures
    Cats in San Francisco and art treasures in Chicago
    Collier's Weekly, February 23, 1935, p. 9
  130. Stuka!
    Dive bombing---what it is, how it's don, and what it does
    Collier's Weekly, February 14, 1942, pp. 14-15
  131. Stunts Don't Help
    Aviation's worst enemies
    Collier's Weekly, September 10, 1932, pp. 24-25
  132. Stupendous, Colossal, Gorgeous
    Tomorrow's movies
    Collier's Weekly, September 28, 1935, pp. 15-16
  133. The Sweetest Town On Earth
    A visit to Grasse, France, the Detroit of the perfume industry
    Collier's Weekly, December 28, 1946, pp. 11-13
  134. Tedder
    British and Allied fliers are all out for Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder
    Collier's Weekly, June 17, 1944, pp. 78-85
  135. There's a Great Day Coming
    Turn on the sun! That command is going to be a commonplace in a few years
    Collier's Weekly, April 14, 1934, pp. 12-13
  136. There's Always Finland
    Our faithful debtor
    Collier's Weekly, December 28, 1935, pp. 12-13
  137. There's Music in the Air
    Heroism alow and aloft at Langley Field
    Collier's Weekly, November 14, 1936, pp. 12-13
  138. They're Coming Through the Ceiling
    The new device that makes flying possible in all weather
    Collier's Weekly, September 16, 1933, pp. 12-13
  139. They're Dreaming of Bright Skyways
    After the war, there will be air travel anywhere for everyone
    Collier's Weekly, June 19, 1943, pp. 16-17
  140. This Year's War
    Our ruthless enemy, the chinch bug and allies
    Collier's Weekly, April 20, 1935, pp. 14-15
  141. Through Hell and High Brass
    (Part 4 of a six-part article)
    Collier's Weekly, December 4, 1948, pp. 28-29
  142. Through Hell and High Brass
    (Part 5 of a six-part article)
    Collier's Weekly, December 11, 1948, pp. 18-19
  143. Through Hell and High Brass
    (Conclusion of a six-part article)
    Collier's Weekly, December 18, 1948, p. 26
  144. Through Hell and High Brass
    (Part 1 of a five-part article)
    Collier's Weekly, November 13, 1948, pp. 18-19
  145. Through Hell and High Brass
    (Part 2 of a five-part article)
    Collier's Weekly, November 20, 1948, pp. 63-69
  146. Through Hell and High Brass
    (Part 3 of a five-part article)
    Collier's Weekly, November 27, 1948, pp. 26-27
  147. Thunder Bums
    Modestly the Thunderbolt pilots marvel at the guts of the boys in the tanks
    Collier's Weekly, October 21, 1944, pp. 18-19
  148. Tomorrow Comes to San Diego
    Glamour and romance go to the fair
    Collier's Weekly, June 15, 1935, pp. 20-21
  149. Twenty-Hour Passage
    Next stop Europe
    Collier's Weekly, April 9, 1938, pp. 20-21
  150. Under His Wing
    Shorty Schroeder, safety man
    Collier's Weekly, November 13, 1937, p. 21
  151. Unhappy Hunting Grounds
    Preserve our hunters!
    Collier's Weekly, November 4, 1933, p. 20
  152. Unwanted
    A plea for justice for Europe's hordes of Displaced Persons
    Collier's Weekly, July 17, 1948, pp. 27-47
  153. Up and Going
    America takes to the air in comfortable, safe passenger planes
    Collier's Weekly, March 23, 1929, pp. 8-9
  154. Venezuela Holds the Safety Key
    The mainstay of Hemisphere Defense
    Collier's Weekly, February 8, 1941, pp. 18-19
  155. War Birds Are Flying
    Our air forces compared to Europe's
    Collier's Weekly, May 25, 1935, pp. 12-13
  156. Water, Water, Nearly Everywhere
    Important little drops
    Collier's Weekly, April 23, 1932, p. 25
  157. We Must Win the Pacific
    Theater that's ours alone
    Collier's Weekly, December 26, 1942, p. 15
  158. The Week's Work
    Collier's Weekly, July 1, 1944, pp. 30-40
  159. The Week's Work
    Collier's Weekly, October 4, 1947, pp. 6-8
  160. We're Losing No Time Here
    The Army is going to have pilots aplenty
    Collier's Weekly, June 15, 1940, pp. 22-23
  161. What South America Thinks of Us
    Plain talk from our good neighbors
    Collier's Weekly, November 9, 1940, p. 12
  162. What the Germans Think
    How morale is made---and maintained
    Collier's Weekly, March 2, 1940, pp. 16-17
  163. What to Do Before the Bombers Come
    Some precautions that may pay off
    Collier's Weekly, January 17, 1942, pp. 14-15
  164. Where Airplanes Come From
    How Aircobras are born
    Collier's Weekly, April 5, 1941, pp. 14-15
  165. Why You Don't Get Meat
    The first of two parts. An analysis of the greatest controversy in the history of Ameri...
    Collier's Weekly, May 12, 1945, pp. 11-12
  166. Why You Don't Get Meat
    The second of two parts. The demands of war and transportation problems are far from be...
    Collier's Weekly, May 19, 1945, pp. 16-17
  167. Wichita's Chillun Got Wings
    Air-conscious Wichita is the center of the nation's fast-growing airplane industry
    Collier's Weekly, August 10, 1929, pp. 8-9
  168. Will Russia Rule the Air?
    Part II, Conclusion. We must learn from Britain, the U.S.S.R. and Germany, if we would ...
    Collier's Weekly, February 1, 1947, p. 16
  169. Will Russia Rule the Air?
    The first of two parts. A survey of the resources of the nations seeking to dominate th...
    Collier's Weekly, January 25, 1947, pp. 12-13
  170. Wing Talk
    Collier's Weekly, January 13, 1945, pp. 8-10
  171. Wings of the New Deal
    The country at large prepares to take the air
    Collier's Weekly, February 17, 1934, pp. 12-13
  172. Words on the Wing
    Radio and aviation. It's the last word
    Collier's Weekly, November 30, 1929, pp. 12-13
  173. The Wreck of the Air Mail
    The eagle's ready to fly again
    Collier's Weekly, February 9, 1935, pp. 10-11
  174. Yankes Down Under
    Collier's correspondent tells you how our boys are doing in Australlia
    Collier's Weekly, June 20, 1942, p. 12
  175. You Fly the Atlantics
    All aboard for London, Paris and Berlin!
    Collier's Weekly, January 9, 1937, pp. 7-9
  176. The Zephyr Murder Case
    Wind-blown death---our war against insect pests
    Collier's Weekly, August 10, 1935, pp. 20-21
  177. The 100 Hours
    A foothold becomes, painfully but gloriously, a beach-head
    Collier's Weekly, August 12, 1944, p. 11
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