NEW YORK: In the Clouds

Flying down from New Bedford, Mass., Lieut. Colonel William Franklin Smith Jr., D.F.C., Air Medal and Croix de Guerre, found LaGuardia Field all right. After he had let his two engined B-25 bomber down under a 900-ft. ceiling he radioed for permission to go on to Newark. LaGuardia approved, warned him of low visibility (about two miles), concluded, "We're unable to see the top of the Em pire State Building."

"Roger," said West Pointer Smith and headed across New York City. He was flying Old John Feather Merchant barely under the thick cloud layer.

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