ARMY & NAVY: Eight Days?


With in warships and 400 airplanes, Admiral Arthur Japy Hepburn, Command-er-in-Chief of the U. S. Fleet fortnight ago sailed westward from San Pedro. He was going to surprise the Hawaiian Islands and try to capture them, as the opening phase of the Fleet's annual maneuvers.

The "surprise" was handed Admiral Hepburn readymade. He was to come upon the Islands like the admiral of an enemy fleet who had achieved a surprise, catching them while the U. S. Fleet was theoretically in California ports. Time—eight days—was the essence of the problem....

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