As the troops were serving overseas, yes those would be considered exports to other countries. But, the crux off your argument was that the Americans did not increase their farm production, which they clearly did Sorry, my friend, but much of your anti-American material is half-truths and bald-faced lies, as has been proven. Yes, you are wearing [SIZE=10.5pt]rose colored patriotic distorted glasses...They are just not American made.[/SIZE] I'm sorry, but..."during the occupation of Japan. allied pilots and just about all allied fighter aircraft got to play with each other. the F4U came out trumps. it could and did out fight every other fighter in mock dogfights"...Makes no mention of the quality of pilots that participated in these mock dogfights, nor the quality of the planes. In fact the only plane mentioned is the Corsair. As it is, this is only anecdotal evidence, and I was hoping for you to elaborate on these mock dogfights, but that it apparently not forthcoming.