Ground Observer Corps
On the chilly roof of the glamorous Edgewater Beach Hotel, Johnnie McGrath spends his nights watching the skies. McGrath is part of a special group of Americans—teenagers, housewives, retirees—who watch the sky fort enemy aircraft. But his days atop the Edgewater Beach appear to be numbered—new defense technology will soon replace the Ground Observer Corps. “What in heaven’s sake is going on?” McGrath says.