Air raid wardens from Maine to Miami woke up. Inactive for many months, they now had the word of burly Admiral Jonas H. Ingram, Commander-in-Chief of the Atlantic Fleet, that robomb attacks on the East Coast were not only "possible but probable" within the next month or two. Said Jonas Ingram:

"The next alert you get is likely to be the McCoy. ... It might knock out a high building or two. It might create a fire hazard. It would certainly cause casualties ... It could not seriously affect the progress of the war. But think what it would mean to...

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