RC at Klwanis In Fresno. Fresno Bee
Sal- and by As- Force In Vhe"Vrr6. and a lunch* Mrs. (adv. major, who served aÂ« director of fighter group with thr Slh Air In the KTO. Franklin Â«aid the reason ground Fighter Plane Use Is Explained To Clubmen The use of the fighter plane a weapon In offensive warfare explained to memheu of the Fresno Kiwanlt Club yesterday at their meeting In the Hotel Callfor- nian by R. C Franklin, a former troops found the going comparatively comparatively easv on D Dav In wai 'because of AAF actlvitj previously previously In knocking out German fighter rleme.iti. He mentioned the late General George S. Palton'i spec'acular break through at St. and claimed fighter plane, were i called on to protect the flanki the armored groups, leaving more unlit free for direct action galnit the main body of enemy orre, ahead. This latter wai the first time Istory airplane, were used In the lace of ground troop, In defend ng an arm)-', flanks. Franklin said Howard W. Ilansen wai the ram chairman.