World War: BATTLE OF BRITAIN: Under the Full May Moon

At a night-fighter station somewhere in England one evening last week King George VI walked down a line of stalwart young pilots, standing at attention with glasses of sherry in their hands. After felicitations and a fighter's simple supper, the King was taken out on the field, where he examined Britain's best night-fighting planes, the Bristol Beau and the Douglas DB7 Havoc—bigger ships than the day fighters. They are two-seaters so that the pilot can concentrate on navigation, the gunner on spotting and shooting; twin-engined so that they would not be blinded...

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