NAVY: No. 7

Flat-topped, lopsided but swift as a cruiser, an aircraft carrier at work is an ugly, color-splashed, noisy inferno. Launching her planes from the crowded flight deck, she throbs with the rumble of warming airplane engines. Hooded men in brilliant yellow, red, blue and green uniforms (to denote their functions) swiftly work the planes forward to take-off position. Every few seconds the roar of an engine in full throttle thunders through the echoing ship as another plane takes off. Only when the last bomber is in the air and the formations shrink into the sky does she settle back to the...

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