AIR: Flight Strips

The first of 80 flight strips-auxiliary landing fields adjacent to highways-was opened "somewhere on the Middle Atlantic Seaboard" last week. It is 8,000 ft. long and over 500 ft. wide, with a 7,000-ft. concrete runway (see cut).

Most of these strips, much cheaper to construct than airfields, will be in coastal areas within five to 50 miles of the Army's regular fields so that planes can be widely dispersed. If enough strips are finished in time, they will help prevent defending planes from being destroyed on the ground -and so far in World...

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