AIR: Same Skies, Same Hopes

The first group of Chinese pilots to be trained in the U.S. were ready for graduation. Now, after some 20 weeks of intensive instruction under U.S. officers, they would return to China as sub-lieutenants in the Chinese Air Force.

From the rough pine stage of the post theater at Luke Field, Ariz., the President's wispy little assistant, Lauchlin Currie, who has seen China's war problem at firsthand, read them a personal message from Franklin Roosevelt: "To you, the first group . . . my heartiest congratulations. . . . I am informed that...

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