Sweetwater Reporter (Sweetwater, Tex.), Vol. 46, No. 304, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 23, 1943 Page: 3 of 6
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you know what General Arnold
The other day, Gen, Arnold lifted us right out of our
He said: "One day last month over 1600 planes were
in the air soir.g from the United States overseas to some
Of course, that was just one particular day, and a big
one. But even so, that's good. In fact, that's swell!
Then Gen. Arnold went on:
He told how the Army Air Force and the RAF saved
our men at Salerno. And how, in doing it, we had to
scrape the bottom of the barrel. How we had to use
every plane in North Africa—how we had to gather
planes from every training center, depot and modifica-
tion center to do the trick.
He said the Italian invasion "would have been easier
with more planes -and could not have been done with
He talked about the American raids on Germany.
On one, 24 big Fortresses didn't come home. On
another, 35. On another, 27. On another, 21. And
since he talked, 60 bombers—and their gallant crews—
went down in a single raid. No one can attempt to
evaluate their loss in dollars or the loss to the enemy in
destruction of war materials needed by him to carry on
the war. But planes cost dollars to produce—millions
Then he pointed again to the obvious fact that the
Italian fight "is a small engagement compared to the
gigantic expedition which one day, and we hope not too
many months hence, will be set against continental
In short, if a fact was ever made crystal-clear. Gen,
Arnold made this one: What we're doing now is good
BUT STILL NOT NEARLY E?NOUGH!
And that goes for our building, for our fighting—and
for the War Bond buying that makes the building and
Coming soon is a day when, with one mighty effort,
we're going to smash into Hitler's Europe and bury
Germany under an overwhelming mass of men, equip-
ment—and all the materials that money can buy.
And to do it we've got to boost our War
Bond buying. We've got to buy more Bonds and
more Bonds and more Bonds right up to the final
minute when the Nazi and Jap flags go down into the
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Sweetwater Reporter (Sweetwater, Tex.), Vol. 46, No. 304, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 23, 1943, newspaper, December 23, 1943; Sweetwater, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth282807/m1/3/: accessed July 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Sweetwater/Nolan County City-County Library.