Army & Navy: Crashes

The single-seater plane was flying much too low for acrobatics. The Army pilot, overconfident, rolled it out of one tight vertical turn into another in the opposite direction. As the ship lost flying speed it rebelled, shuddered, whipped over and down in a sickening corkscrew. The pilot never had a chance to recover control.

Again & again & again this kind of thing occurred-all over the U.S. this week, last week, the week before. As the wartime Army Air Forces expanded, the number of accidents increased by leaps & bounds. Some increase had been...

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