National Defense: Sky-Prodder

In the first raid on Pearl Harbor, U.S. anti-aircraft gunners had bitter proof of a once arguable proposition: that the U.S. needs hub-to-hub anti-aircraft protection for its vital points. For that protection they still had to wait on U.S. production. But last week, as the need became urgent, they had evidence that the U.S. was finally catching up with the anti-aircraft parade, perhaps ready to jump into the van. Anti-aircraft men were notified that soon they would have a gun that would shoot as high as military planes can now operate.

Dour, taciturn Brigadier General Gladeon M. Barnes, of the Army's Ordnance...

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