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Kingsport Times (Newspaper) - December 3, 1952, Kingsport, TennesseeOr types of guided missiles with out perfecting any of them enough for use in Korea. Oscar Smith looking Back on i the experience says the real tragedy of the thing is that the u. S. Has lost so much valuable time and experience in the practical use of guided mis Siles. It takes this kind of use of an operational missile for the development of tactical and strategic doctrine. In the develop ment of any weapon there is no substitute for its actual use. This has been lost. Maybe the one we had was t cashier Cash Box missing from hotel new York up the St. Moritz hotel hunted today for a new cashier one who would t want for a Day s work. An applicant for the Job went to work for the St. Moritz Mon Day. Both the cashier and the Cash Box were missing tuesday. The missing Man had Given his name As Harold Reisdorf and listed the governor Clinton hotel As his previous place of employment. Detectives found the real Hairold at the governor 24 wednesday dec. Kingsport times Clinton. He was t the Man they were looking for. Are coming up. But if we had had a Chance to continue its develop ment it would have been greatly improved and in the meantime we would have had an opera-1 Good As some that they say tonal missile in our Arsenal. Top Dollar Loans in fat t Inte Rul do Homes c. A Bater co. Realtors 232 e. Market pm first drone plane was this sex fighter. Note the television Eye in nose. Navy s new7 guided missiles used successfully in last War by Douglas Larsen Aba staff correspondent Washington Aba the Story behind the Navy s supposedly new television Eye guided which were launched include Able weapon into the War in such remarks As knocked out i Quantity has failed. But the anti aircraft emplacements fall ale Island As ordered obliterated Lighthouse at Cape or. Weapon itself the opposition has not failed stemmed from officers in key positions who did missile used so effectively George new Ireland observe it in combat who Korea makes one of the most was being used by enemy As a through prejudice or recon incredible chapters of world radar Cei Ved ideas seem not to App re War ii. In his official report Larkin cite the possibilities of so nov those on the inside know that wrote Al a weapon. Similar objections the not new at All. It a Larse number of were raised against the Monitor was successfully used against the succeeded in passing through in 1862." japanese for 30 Days in of medium to intense anti a helped to revive but some of its opponents fire the missile is project after the korean Wai aged to get it killed. I capable of precision attack started. As executive officer of the result was that much minimum risk Carrier Force off Korea he Felt the equipment which was being successful technical missions1 the need for such a miss be and made ready for an All out carried out in an sold the planners on its re Sile attack against Japan was dle Vival dumped in the Ocean. The files in a final report to King Jones Between the time 1hp Kava Dybe Smith mltwas1 Lionnel were disbanded. And it v v revived the services spent s5. Was t until after the korean the Effort to get this remark. Trying to develop ctr War started that the work began again. The Navy s announcement of the missile s Success frees this reporter who has known the astounding details for years to Tell the whole Story of the develop ment of this potent weapon. It is a Story that rivals the famous Billy Mitchell Case of the Post world War i Era. The events that led up to the korean missile attack began Irr 1936. Capt. Robert f. Jones now planning officer for the Navy s guided missile program and. Capt. Delmer s. Fahrney now retired and an executive for a Large electronics firm. A Ere As signed by the Navy to develop j drones As Fleet anti aircraft tar gets. They succeeded and won commendations As a result. Jones was intrigued by the possibilities. Of the device and stayed with it afterwards. He began making crude experiments with drones As weapons. He had one of them simulate an attack on a station driving along the beaches Hawaii. Kingsport s largest food Market Over so. It. Of sales area in Cut rate super Market no. 3 on w. Sullivan St. Grand opening 9 a. M. Thursday 4 drone brass get together. From left to right Are capt. Del Mer Fahrney capt. Robert Jones and it. Comdr. James Smith. At the Start of world War ii Jones and Fahrney went to capt. Oscar Smith a top planner on the staff of adm. Ernest j. King with their plan to make a weapon out of the drone. Smith saw its possibilities and sold King on the in approving it King wrote this is one secret weapon which we want to use in Force on first employment against the project option was the code name for it with Smith As its head and Jones and Fahrney helping him. During the next months the television. Eye was added production started on rather crude wooden missiles and Crews were trained. Smith Jones and Fahr Ney were convinced the missile would revolutionize warfare. At the Peak of the Effort More than men worked on project option at six bases. King s goal was to turn thou Sands of War weary planes into missiles for an All out attack on remnants of the Jap Fleet and Mainland. But opposition in the Navy mounted to the project in direct proportion to its increasing Suc Cess. In spite of this Smith got some units out to the Pacific. On july 30, 1944, in a dramatic test on Guadalcanal before the big brass of the Pacific two mis Siles blasted giant holes in the Yamabuki Maru a beached Jap freighter. The most astonishing part of the whole Story is that the official recommendation to King which finally killed the project prepared by the air staff at Pearl Harbor was sent on May 29, two months before the test. It read in part there is no present or prospective employment for units of the special air task Force which it was then the Active Heaters of War Are not appropriate places for such experimental development work. This project has absorbed Large numbers of highly skilled tech Nical officers and enlisted men. It is recommended that All units be decommissioned and that personnel equipment and facilities not required for experimental development of radio flight control on a reasonable scale be assigned to duty in sup j port of More important components of the this got. To King before the favourable reports on the test which he apparently did not see. The project was junked. Before the official death no Tice arrived however Jones suspected it was coming. He went to Gen. Claude Larkin com Mander of aircraft in the North Era Solomons with of the j Guadalcanal test. Larkin told Jones be it tried it. Combat oper at ions began sept. 27, 1944. J records of the 46 missiles. Surprise and Delight her with the most fabulous gift of All. Can t you just see her look of astonishment her utter Delight when she opens that Box and lifts out her gift of fur give her her heart s de sire come let us show you the furs she admires and wants for Christmas beautifully gift wrapped free of charge a. Inert Entrance. Fall and Winter styles included Are some originals by g. Howard Hodge Gage handcraft Bern Claire and Helen Joyce. 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