Army & Navy: REPORT

A year ago, alarmed by widespread and contradictory criticism of U.S. combat planes and its effect on morale, OWI made a survey, published a report. Its warning: no plane can be found good, bad or indifferent until it has met its final test—battle. Its "verdict: although U.S. air power had been caught short of many necessaries (e.g., radio detectors, a system of bases), the U.S. combat .planes that had jought up to the time of the report had already been proven superior to the enemy's, on average. This week TIME updates OWI's report.


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