Van Lear Man in Operation Vittles.
'Operation Vittles' Sends First Berlin Food Plane blockade of Berlin, with* opposing hateful to of WESTOVER AIRFORCE BASE, Mass. ,/P)--"Operation Vittles" yesterday pent off,for Germany the lead plane of S. airforce formation aimed at overshooting the Russian A four-engined C-54 Skymaster commanded by Flight . * .Â» ^ _. . _* -- ^ Â«Â· ^H , Â·Â· ^ J * V ^ 4 4 n Â·% ] f*. n M *fe feA J^ Â» Â» * Â· ^-\M ^fe * Comm. Capt. Robert L. Heald of South Orange, N. J., at 3,45 p. m, (EDT) for the Azores on the first leg of overseas hop to Frankfort, First of 39 Plarres The ship was the first of what air- force officials said would be a formation formation of at least 39 planes. They are scheduled to leave at intervals intervals this week to carry food to the German capital where overland routes were blocked by the Russians, Russians, With Flight Commander Heald were two pilots, Lt, Robert Y. Bol- Arabs Will Spurn Jewish State Plan _A reliable Arab CAIRO, source said last night Count Folke Bernadotte's proposals for a Palestine Palestine settlement 'imply the existence of a Jewish state which the Arabs , , ton of Tucson, Ariz, and Lt Nathan could never accept." 2) Giles of Washington, D. C. Charting the flight was Navigator Jose Pesante of Liberty; N. Y. The crew also numbered two flight engineers, Staff Sgt Raymond- Junion of. Menasha, Wis,, and Staff Sgt Dennis of Van Lear, Ky, Radio operator was Corp.Nprbert H. Theis of Cunningham, Kas, Capt, Heald's plan* flew here .Monday from Bergstrom ofrforcc bnne In Austin, Tux. The aivfovcc snid it would load n cnrgo of food at U, S. airlorce headquarters in Europe. Europe. Also slated to take off this weeki from this base are other 0-5,4*8 from bases thruout the nation. The air- force's Caribbean command is sending sending ships directly for the "operation vittles" mission, This informant said the proposals are in the form of alternative suggestions but they all imply the existence of a Jewish state* They were submitted to Arabs and Jews Monday. The Arab political committee met briefly yesterday, to consider the proposals and .then adjourned. Returns Home Family Mourning NORFOLK, Va. W)-- Mrs, Forstall Adams returned home a shopping trip* yesterday to her family and friends mourning her death.