AVIATION: Tokyo Express

At 8:21 one morning last week, a long silver DC-6 with the blue and white markings of United Air Lines settled on the runway of the Air Force's Fairfield-Suisun Base, 50 miles north of San Francisco. Out came the passengers—18 women, 24 children, 4 soldiers—muscles stiff from the long 7,000-mile ride from Tokyo. In the airfield's noisy, sprawling, glass-walled building, the children found a haven under the protection of Operation Recess; volunteer nurses popped the smallest in cribs, kept the bigger ones busy with comic books. A few of the women belonged...

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