AIR: A Report to the People

"The people of the U.S. have a right to know, within those limits made necessary by military secrecy, the strengths and weaknesses of their fighting men and fighting machines." So said the Office of War Information last week, issuing a calm and thorough report on a highly controversial subject: the performance of U.S. warplanes—how good are they? Excerpts from the report:

The test of battle is the only valid one for any Army or Navy plane.

Failure of the public to appreciate this fact, and the additional one that there is no all-purpose plane,...

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