Aircraft Warnings by Brigadier-General Clement H. Wright

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10th in the series.

The first half of the program is dedicated to answering listener questions about aircraft warnings. Wright, of the NY State Civil Defense Commission, talks about radar technology, advance warning for air attacks, sneak attacks, General Vandenberg's recent warnings, and the aircraft warning service in the State of New York.

In the second half, Leonard talks more specifically about concerns over air attacks in New York City. Dr. Morriss Seamus (?), Professor of Physics at New York University, answers questions from listeners: the threat of guided missile attacks, observation posts in the city, what to expect in the event of an attack, and barrage balloons.


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


WNYC archives id: 71801
Municipal archives id: LT1811