Army & Navy - MORALE: Soft Beds and Hard Facts

The Navy long ago took over swank establishments like Honolulu's Royal Hawaiian Hotel for bluejackets returned from combat. About 5,000 Army airmen rest each month at topflight resort hotels in the U.S. Finally, last week some of the same kind of luxury was dished up for G.I. Joe himself.

G.I.s returning from overseas duty began arriving at 35 hotels in Miami Beach, three others in Santa Barbara, Calif. Within a fortnight, others in Asheville, N.C., Lake Placid, N.Y. and Hot Springs, Ark. will be opened. (Total capacity: 17,-ooo—less than 1% of Army Ground Force and Service Force troops now overseas.)


Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!