AIR: Certain Death

Last week, somewhere in the Pacific, two U. S. naval planes collided. Six men died. At Opa Locka, Fla., a naval training plane fell out of control, the pilot's parachute did not open, and he was killed. An Army Air Corps lieutenant crashed, fatally, in the Panama Canal Zone. An Army fighter crashed near Mitchel Field, L. I., another Army plane had a forced landing near Buffalo. The pilots of both planes survived.

In the Navy's Bureau of Aeronautics, at Army Air Corps headquarters in Washington, men marked down these crashes, these deaths. The...

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