A Letter From The Publisher, Apr. 16, 1951

Science Writer Jack Leonard is too tall for his job. In this day of jet fighters and radar, when a scientist's work may soon be tested in the cockpit, Leonard has trouble folding his 6 ft. 2 frame inside some places where he finds his stories.

This problem became acute when he wrote "Interceptor Mission" (TIME, April 2), a crackling account of the radar-guided jet fighters which guard the Atlantic coastline against enemy bomber attack. One of the first newsmen granted Air Force permission to fly in the F-94, he found himself pretzeled between...

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