ARMY & NAVY: Chairborne Delivery


Zipping over Dayton's Wright Field in a sleek, twin-boomed Black Widow night fighter, pilot J. W. McGuyrt reached for a new lever in his cluttered cockpit. He looked back at his passenger, and pulled. A telescopic gun tube exploded a 37-mm. charge and sent First Sergeant Lawrence Lambert, still strapped to his seat, whooshing upward out of the plane, 20 feet above the onrushing tail fins. Three seconds later a second explosion in the air snapped Lambert's safety belt and ripped the seat away. A third blast automatically opened his chute. After that, it was just like any...

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