Aero Digest was an aviation magazine that published from the 1920's up until around 1953, but it was during the war years that they really poured it on with extra editions and big fat volumes stuffed with hundreds of ads from the aviation industry. A look at the contents page shows that this issue was over 494 pages.
There are some articles in the magazine but it is predominately advertising and it is the ads that I find most interesting. They give us a window into the war experience as seen from the home front.
They are also historical documents that relate not only the attitudes of the era but the art and printing processes used at the time
These are fascinating to me, so you can expect additional selections in the months ahead. A BIG thank you to my Aunt Jeanne who rescued this coverless copy from the trash heap and sent it over for my examination.