THE CONGRESS: Discomfited General

Planemaker Howard Hughes had taken all that the Senate War Investigating subcommittee had thrown at him, and had given as good as he got. Last week the committee heard from Lieut. General Barney Giles, wartime A.A.F. Chief of Staff, who backed up Hughes.

The Hughes F-11, he said, had been ordered by General Arnold as the best plane available at a time when makeshift photo-reconnaissance planes were taking heavy combat losses. Low priorities were primarily responsible for Hughes's failure to deliver. Elliott Roosevelt was "well qualified" to recommend the plane. Although the...

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