Naval Air Matters

Naval aeronautics last week went on trial before a Senate Committee. Sponsor of the investigation was Maryland's Senator Millard Evelyn Tydings, bony-faced War veteran, whose Committee was authorized to inquire into "the conditions surrounding the type, speed and comparativity of fast pursuit and bombing planes with those of other nations and all other matters pertaining thereto." In the background of the investigation there loomed up the old Navy controversy of battleship v. plane.

What started the investigation was the resignation of Lieut. Alford Joseph Williams Jr., the...

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