The Press: Takeoff

As a member of the U.S. Army Air Forces, Private William DeWeese Pardridge could not get off the ground. He wound up as a latrine orderly because he says—he talked back to his superior officers. But last week breezy, young (30) Bill Pardridge was having his say about aviation, and the air world was listening. As founder and editor of the quarterly Air Affairs he had rounded up for his first issue a star-studded list of contributors headed by Atomic Physicist Harold C. Urey. It was all free, too; the writers wrote for...

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