National Affairs: Great Green Snake

ARMY & NAVY Last week a great olive-green snake with a hiss-like thunder hovered in the skies over the eastern half of the U. S. Sometimes it strung out in a disjointed line 20 mi. long. Sometimes it coiled in angles and echelons over cities. In the evenings it disintegrated, scattered down to rest for the night. For the first time, the Army had mustered its entire air strength for maneuvers. The 672 green-bodied, yellow-winged planes—205 pursuit, 335 observation, 51 attack, 36 bombardment, 45 transport—composed the greatest peacetime concentration of...

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