Army & Navy: Hi, Gang!

Last week in London the U.S. Army Air Forces commissioned Major Benjamin Lyon, 41, of Baltimore, Hollywood and British Broadcasting Corp. The Army also qualified him for active service, presumably as an earth-bound intelligence officer (despite his 1,100 pre-war flying hours, his transport pilot's ticket).

To Ben Lyon, hell-flying hero of the epic Hell's Angels and many another derring-do flicker, the event was a victory over brass-hat morale builders who had wanted him to be a tidily uniformed entertainer. But to the soldiers, sailors and airmen who, since November 1939, have listened in...

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