Army & Navy: Boobies on the Runway

If we don't hit Ascension

My wife gets a pension.

So sing U.S. flyers of the South Atlantic. This week the Army officially revealed why. Tiny (34 square miles) Ascension Island, 1,400 miles from the bulge of Brazil, is one of the vital links in the Air Transport Command's world-girdling chain of airfields. Ascension is the dot in the ocean that made it possible to fly Lightning (P-38) single-seated fighters across the South Atlantic to combat fields in North Africa and England.

Army Engineers were sent to Ascension with the greatest secrecy in March...