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United States v. Reynolds
Citation:345 U.S. 1 (1953)
These suits arise from the death of three civilians in the crash of a B-29 aircraft at Waycross, Georgia, on October 6, 1948. The aircraft had taken flight for the purpose of testing secret electronic equipment. The widows of the three deceased civilian observers brought suits against the United States. In the pretrial stages, the plaintiffs moved for production of the Air Force’s official accident investigation report and statement of the three surviving crew members. The Government moved to quash the motion, claiming that these matters were privileged against disclosure pursuant to Air Force regulations.
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