In Australia, General MacArthur
poses with (l. to r.) Dyess, McCoy and Mellnik. Before Bataan
fell, Colonel Dyess commanded the northernmost U.S. airfield,
many times led his 15 rickety planes into the air against the
Japs. After the escape he was killed Dec. 22, 1943 in the U.S.
when his P-38 fighter plane crashed at Burbank, Calif.
— “Life,” Feb. 7, 1944