ARMY & NAVY: Shrewd

Owing to the pressure of public proceedings against him, Colonel William Mitchell did not fly from late in October until his court martial. He was therefore not entitled to flying pay. So on Jan. 16 he went to Boiling Field, climbed into a new Douglas O-2 observer plane, whipped from ground to air to ground 37 times in one hour. The 37 flights entitled him to extra flying pay for nearly three months—exactly $1,027 as approved last week by Comptroller General McCarl.


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