ARMY & NAVY: Aviation


Last week, in two hours one afternoon and with comparatively little ado, the House of Representatives passed a bill that is the chief net outcome of the great excitement created last fall by Colonel William Mitchell's sensational attack on the Army Air Service (TIME, Sept. 14 et seq.).

It authorizes* the expenditure of $150,000,000 over a period of five years. At the end of that period 2,200 first-class fighting planes are to have been provided, and 1,650 regular flying officers and 550 reserve officers are to be on active duty. There will also be 15,000 enlisted men in the...

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