HS sees signs of Nick Cardy, but I think that the thin, distorted bodies are unlike NC.
The story title is taken from the cover blurb.
HS sees some Witmer Williams involvement, but I sense an unfamiliar artist that we may have seen at Jacquet and/or Timely. HW suggests possibly Tukel or Lou Ferstadt. Another "What if?" story.
According to the cover blurb: "The first in a series based on the stories of Capt. Derek West - foremost war-air writer of today."