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December 11, 2022

“Bat-Men” Troops Join California State Guard, 1942

Major Malcom Wheeler – Nicholson, military expert, forecast the use of circus “bat-wings” for parachute troops, in 1942. Now, as a preliminary test, the California State Guard has organized just such a unit of “bat-man” paratroopers, under the leadership of Mickey Morgan, famed jumper. Bat-wings, it is claimed, makes paratroops more maneuverable-and swifter.





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