Letters, Feb. 25, 1952

Neither Planes nor Scandal

Sir: The last two sentences of "New Planes," in the Feb. 4 issue, knocked the breath out of me. "Current production [of planes for the Navy] is so slow that it cannot even make up the deficit in Korean losses, training accidents and normal wear & tear. The situation is so bad, said [Assistant Navy Secretary for Air] Floberg, that the Navy actually has 1,000 planes fewer than it did 20 months ago when the Korean war began." Bad enough, but still worse, is that an Assistant Navy Secretary...

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