IN THE AIR: Nuisance

In this week's Army and Navy Journal, the Air Corps's Major General Henry H. Arnold passed on the following tale from a U. S. military observer in Great Britain:

"I always knew the British fliers were tough babies. . . . But I never fully realized quite how tough they were until the other afternoon when I was out on a British airdrome. There was a low, overcast sky. A plane broke through the clouds. The British anti-aircraft artillery went after it hammer and tongs. It was clear to me that it was a British Spitfire, but it was not clear...

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