AIR: 500,000 Models

All over the U.S. next week more than half a million teen-age youngsters will go to work with jig and band saws on 500,000 model planes. Not toys—these will be planes for the Army, Navy and OCD. The model-planes program is to provide gunners and spotters with accurate miniatures of 20 types of planes, including U.S.Japanese, German, Italian and British. The Navy's Bureau of Aeronautics and the Office of Education are joint sponsors of the idea.

The 500,000 models will have to be precise to the last detail. Every test that is used to train spotters, gunners, etc. requires exactly scaled...

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