NAVY: Mighty Fortress

New England, more air-raid conscious than other parts of the country, felt more secure last week. With a minimum of red fire, the U.S. Navy commissioned the mightiest fortress in New England's once thin aerial defenses. At Quonset Point, R.I., on the western shore of Narragansett Bay, Commander Andrew C. McFall listened to a few speeches, then took com mand of the Navy's newest and one of its largest air stations. The colors were hoisted, the watch set, and Quonset Point buckled down to work.

A year ago, Quonset Point was a project, just begun. Before the summer had gone,...

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