LOGISTICS: Vegetable Run

Every day, five Air Force C-545 make the "vegetable run" from Japan to Korea, carrying radishes, lettuce, onions and other fresh vegetables for U.S. troops. The vegetables come from hydroponic (water culture) farms run by the U.S. Army in Japan. The Air Force started its vegetable runs before the Korean war was a month old, by last week had shipped 500,000 lbs. of produce to Korea. A favorite G.I. item: onions, which give a zip to meat rations.

Before World War II, the U.S. Army began experimenting with water culture at isolated outposts such as Wake Island, later carried...

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