ARMED FORCES: Nothing to It

It was a cold, raw day with a dirty overcast sulking overhead. No more than a dozen Air Force men were on hand to watch the big B50 lift slowly up from the Carswell Air Force Base, head northeast across the flat Texas plain. At the controls of the Lucky Lady II, Captain James Gallagher went onto instruments and kept climbing to 5,000 feet without breaking into the clear. Spare members of the 14-man crew relaxed with paperbacked mysteries and westerns. Ahead, if all went well, stretched 23,000 miles of flight, the...