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