With the entry of America into World War II after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the publishers of pulp magazines entered the war effort with all guns a-blazing! One of the smaller Chicago-based publishers was Manvis Publications, which published (under the company name of Western Fiction Publishing Co.) Mystery Tales, Dynamic Science Stories, Detective Mysteries, Marvel Tales and others. In the spring of 1942, the first issue of American Sky Devils showed up on the newsstands with a cover date of July 1942. It was propaganda at its most blatant, aimed at boosting the nation's morale and giving those sitting around the home fires something to root for, during the dark early days of the global conflict. It was released bi-monthly for a total of six issues, finally closing with the July 1943 issue. American Sky Devils returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
Table of Contents:
4 Roaring, Swift-Moving Novelettes
Blockbusters For Berlin
by Norman A. Daniels
These dogfights over the Channel in P-40’s would be the start of it, then the hit-and-run daylight raids, then the airfighting-fool Yanks and the world’s biggest bombers and blockbusters for Berlin!
When A Fighting Yank Gets Silver Wings
by Lieut. Jay D. Blaufox
His job was to knock Japs out of the sky, it didn’t matter whether he was a pilot or a gunner or a bombardier!
Make Every Bomb Count
by Allan K. Echols
So his Lockheed’s guns and gear and armor plate were shot away, so the hell with them — he’d still take on fourteen Jap Zeros!
by David Brandt
Precision gun-sighting was okay for combat pilots that liked it, but Aerial Gunner Dane Richards was a cockpit cowboy who did his lead-throwing from the hip!
6 Breath-Taking Short Stories
The Black Ace
by James O. Goodwin
A fair air fight? Five murderous Zeros against one battle-weary Airacobra? Hell, yes!
Jammed Gun Jinx
by Jerry Drake
Now Lieutenant Jinx Greybar would get his chance to try out Wing’s new fighter tactics — solo ambush!
Crash-Land It, Coward!
by Roger Hoyt
This was any man’s sky, with victory going to the airfighter who threw lead the fastest!
Wings Of Hate
by Wayne Shipley
With a pair of sleek-nosed torpedoes in the belly of his Blue Devil and hate in his heart for the Nazis!
by Everett Meiklejohn
A new American sky terror is taking its place in the fighting fronts — the Curtiss Hell Diver.
by Morse Chandler
All-out airwar means more than dropping bombs and knocking enemy fighters out of the sky!