National Defense: Secret of Secrets

Biggest single military aviation secret of the U.S. is its famed superaccurate Norden bombsight. Pictures and descriptions of it have been rigorously withheld from press and public. It has been the prime example, the clear-cut case of the kind of thing that patriots would hardly mention for fear of damaging the country. Last week the U.S. was given another lesson on the subject of what is a military secret.

Opening the trial of 16 alleged spies in Manhattan this week United States At torney Harold M. Kennedy solemnly told the jury he would show7...

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