ARMY & NAVY: King for Moffett

Not one flyer could President Roosevelt last week find on the list of fleet officers from which the Navy's General Board had asked him to choose a successor to the late Rear Admiral William Adger Moffett as Chief of its Bureau of Aeronautics. He delighted Navy airmen by brushing the list aside, naming a man who has more than 400 hours at airplane controls to his credit. Tall, spare, keen-jawed Captain Ernest J. King, 54. father of six daughters and a son, qualified as a Naval Aviator (pilot) in 1927, has since successively commanded the Scouting Fleet's Aircraft Squadrons, been...

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