To put "pursuit tactics to the acid test under extremely rigorous weather conditions, and to afford a very broad opportunity for testing flying equipment in zero temperatures" the ist Pursuit Group of the Army Air Corps long planned a frigid flight from Mt. Clemens, Mich., to Spokane, Wash., and back. The planes, 18 pursuit and four transports (one carrying short wave radio apparatus), equipped with skis and other pertinent paraphernalia for operation under extreme cold and bad weather, were ready to fly last week. A first delay came when the planes were...

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