The Equipment of Air Forces
PATROL aviation in the United States Navy is, as they say of steel in Wall Street, either prince or pauper. Before we entered the War it scarcely existed. In 1917, it became the mainstay of our operations. To pursue the maritime metaphor, the flying boat on patrol service was not only the mainstay, but the kedge anchor by which aviation was pulled into the forefront of Naval activities and into the focus of the Admirals’ attention.
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