Army & Navy And Civilian Defense: World's Biggest

The Nazis have some 1,250,000 men in the Luftwaffe. The R.A.F. includes a million. Last week the U. S. Army announced that its goal was an air force of 2,000,000, the biggest in the world. Half that number, the Army hoped, would be mustered during 1942. The Japs, in pre-Pearl Harbor estimates, had a piddling 5,500 pilots.

With a 2,000,000-man air force, the Army will have ground crews for its share of the 185,000 new planes U. S. factories expect to make by the end of 1943, plus 150,000 new pilots.


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