CIVILIAN DEFENSE: Portland Spotted

Visiting Portland, Ore. last week, Howard ("Buzz") Gardner, 23, saw his first streetcar, his first traffic light, rode in his first elevator. In return he gave Portlanders a gander at himself—the first U.S. airplane spotter to see and report an enemy plane over his native land.

Shy, naive Buzz Gardner was performing the dull duties of a U.S. Forestry Service fire watcher at his lonely station on the western slopes of the Coast Range near Brookings, Ore. on Sept. 9 when, at 6:24 a.m., he sighted a lazily circling two-wing seaplane, without markings....

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