World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF THE SEAS: Men for the Royal Navy

British naval officials made a surprising announcement: one-third of all British Fleet Air Arm flyers now train in the U.S., with U.S. planes and instructors. Many of them go to war, when training is done, aboard U.S.-built "baby flattop" escort carriers (see cut). Main reasons for U.S. training: 1) Britain's airfields are jammed by R.A.F. and U.S. flyers; 2) interchangeability of men and equipment will be valuable in future joint fleet operations against Japan.


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