ARMY & NAVY: Friendly Fortresses

ARMY & NAVY

Out of Miami, across the Caribbean, over Panama, down the west coast of South America, over the Andes, and into El Palomar airport at Buenos Aires last week roared six of the U. S. Army's new flying fortresses—four-motored bombers each manned by eight men. They had made the 5,225-mile flight in record time (34 hr. 14 min.) with only one stop at Lima, Peru. Purpose of the longest "good will" flight in Army aviation records was to represent the U. S. at the inauguration of Argentine President Roberto M. Ortiz (see p. 24)—conveniently scheduled three weeks after...