Army & Navy: Smitty

Not all flyers are tall, husky glamor boys. Lieut. Stephen Smith, U.S.N., is a slight 42-year-older with a heavy mustache. He has a wife, a 14-year-old daughter, two small sons. "Smitty" also has a record which will be hard to beat.

Smitty, who learned to fly about the time a lot of World War II pilots were learning to walk, has flown more than 6,200 hours. In 169 landings on carriers he has brought his plane in without even flattening a tire. Worst wear & tear on any of his planes has come from enemy...

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