ARMED FORCES: Bumper Bounced

The Air Force last week closed its books on the case of the Bumping Colonel and the Angry General. The colonel: Lieut. Colonel Charles Platt Jr., who bulldozed his way onto a Military Air Transport Service plane in Japan last month, unseating half a dozen Stateside-bound G.I.s. The general: Lieut. General Robert Whitney Burns, boss of U.S. military forces in Japan, who ordered the plane to return to its base and personally drove over to Tokyo's Tachikawa Airport to put the G.I.s back in their seats and to chew out Colonel Platt (TIME, April 13). As punishment for having...

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