ARMY & NAVY: Court Martial


The court martial of Colonel William Mitchell for his charges against the War and Navy Departments proceeded for another week, the prosecution presenting rebuttal witnesses. One of them, R. G. Rath of Los Angeles, former Captain in the Air Service and decorated for bravery, drew hisses upon Colonel Mitchell's lawyer, Congressman Frank R. Reid. Rath declared in cross examination that anti-aircraft fire was effective; that Colonel Mitchell (then General) had during the War ordered flights under extremely adverse conditions; once had sent five flyers not experienced in night flying out...

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