World War: War Between the Services

One of the most articulate and acidulous opponents of a separate U.S. Air Force is Rear Admiral Harry Ervin Yarnell, U.S.N. (retired). Arguing his case in Collier's last week, Admiral Yarnell told a horrendous tale of manslaughter committed by the R.A.F. and the Italian Air Force (both independent) through ignorance of military and naval matters. Excerpts: > "Forty-eight hours before the Germans actually invaded Norway, R.A.F. scout planes saw transport ships churning through the North Sea. Only mildly interested in the phenomenon, they reported it through routine channels. . . . Had the pilots been wise in naval matters, wise...

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