Aeronautics: 5F to Coco Solo

Six big twin-motored Navy flying boats skittered across the blue waters of Norfolk Harbor one afternoon last week, took off in perfect formation and bored south. Each was manned by two officers, four enlisted men. Each was completely equipped with machine guns and bomb racks. Around the airdrome there was much well-mannered excitement, but all that officials would admit was that Squadron 5F under Lieut.-Commander Donald M. Carpenter was flying to Panama— purely routine. Few hours later the Press, already excited by the naval mobilization in Cuban waters headlined: SIX...

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