ARMY & NAVY: Bogie Guns


One of the last fights fought by the late Royal S. Copeland was for adequate antiaircraft equipment for the army. As Senator from New York, he could well visualize what might happen to the topless towers of Manhattan if enemy bombers ever laid eggs among them. Inland Senators were apathetic, but other coast Senators agreed. He knew that the nine antiaircraft regiments of the regular army have only seven or eight guns apiece (twelve is par), that few of the ten antiaircraft regiments of the National Guard have anything more effective than machine guns. Largely due to Senator Copeland,...

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