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Harry Edwin Rollins
Flex Bee proves picture worth 1,000 word theory Purpose of the flights was to test the ability of the "Flex Bee" to rapidly obtain for field com- manders information on enemy dispositions under battle conditions a few miles beyond their front lines. An evaluation by Marine Corps Officers is now under way to determine whether the concept will be developed for operational use. A Ryan field crew headed by Harry Rollins, project engi- neer, launched the "Flex Bees" and remotely con- trolled the drones' flights and cameras. Capable of being launched from forward areas, the "Flex Bee" drones are designed to bring back intelligence photographs of such targets as tanks, motor vehicles, gun carriers, troops, etc., that cannot be seen from the launching site. The Ryanites at Quantico included, besides Harry Rollins, Art Akers, project coordinator; Herbert D. Krediet, flight test engineer; Oliver C.
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