Direct Hits

While the House of Representatives was conducting its own investigation into the use of aircraft, the General Board of the Navy had under way a voluminous report for the President, on the relative efficiency of airship and battleship, with a view to allotting appropriations to increase the Navy's strength. Last week, the Board, composed of seven Admirals and General Lejeune of the Marine Corps, made its report.

It summarized the limitations of aircraft as follows:

"Aircraft cannot operate from territory that is not controlled by the military or naval...

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