Army & Navy And Civilian Defense: Chick into Eaglet

The Civil Air Patrol, a chick of the defense program, hatched in the disorderly nest of the Office of Civilian Defense, last week began to look like an eaglet.

When war first broke, Washington grounded all civilian flyers, suspended their flying licenses until they could prove that they were citizens of the U.S. or its Allies. They were permitted to make strictly regulated flights anywhere except over a 150-mile strip along the West Coast and over designated military areas.

Some 100,000 citizens, 40% of them graduates of the Civil Aeronautics training program, had licenses to fly, owned 27,500 certified planes. Army & Navy...

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