The first featured article in this Fall 2014 [Vol. 61, No. 3] issue of Air Power History deals with the search for Brig. Gen. Kenneth N. Walker, who went missing while on a mission to bomb Rabaul, New Britain, during World War II. The author, Richard Dunn, recounts the history of the mission and subsequent search for General Walker. Although Dunn mentions new insights and a strong possibility of closing this case, he notes a lack of "usefulness" as well as costs in not pursuing it.
Many people are unaware of the fact that drone technology-such as, the Kettering Bug-were first demonstrated during World War I. However, the effort was not taken seriously again until the 1960s, despite the doubts expressed by some fighter aircraft commanders, "When the Air Staff assigns eighteen-inch pilots to this command [TAC], I'll consider the issue." Cargill Hall's article tells of their use during the Cold War.
The third article, "Team Sport, Combat Search and Rescue over Serbia, 1999," co-authored by Darrel Whitcomb and Forrest Marion, tells an exciting rescue story that took place some fifteen years ago.
In the fourth featured article, Phillip Meilinger details the problem SAC had in penetrating the Soviet Union in the 1950s. CINCSAC General LeMay, although he harbored serious misgivings, chose...