Much of the LIFE magazine pictured on the left talks about World War II. In March of 1941, the United States wasn't yet involved in the war. That changed on December 7, 1941,
when the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour forced the US and Britain to declare war on Japan. Then Germany and Italy declared war on the US, and on December 11, 1941 the US congress declared war on those countries.At the time this magazine was printed, the United States was preparing for war, and there are articles and pictures about the war inside this magazine.The bomber pictured on the cover of the magazine is a Curtis XSB2C-1 dive bomber. It had a top speed of 100 mph and a range of 600 miles, which at the time was far more than any other dive bomber of the time.
From Life Magazine 1941