In tiny Warren, Conn, last week young Mrs. Kilmer, soldier's wife, bundled up her baby, prepared to stand her watch in the high tower on the hill behind the old church. Then George Keith, chief observer, telephoned: the long lookout of the Aircraft Warning Service was over.

To Keiths and Kilmers up & down the East and West Coasts, the end of their voluntary vigils came with a sense of loss. Some were still studying the aircraft recognition courses. All had taken high pride in being a part of the only civilian defense agency...

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