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Stark went to London as Commander, U.S. On Sept. 1, 1966, General Darrow was assigned as commander, Ninth Air Force. Gen. G. N. Macready: Admiral Cunningham (June 1942), replaced in December 1942 by Admiral Sir Percy Noble; Air Vice Marshal D. C. S. Evill (February 1942), replaced in June 1943 by Air Marshal Sir William Welsh. Chiefs of Staff. It was held December 1941-January 1942. 8. Field Marshal Dill died in November 1944 and was replaced by Field Marshal Sir Henry Maitland Wilson. Gen. Sir Colville Weymss, head of the British Army Staff; Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur T. Harris, head of the Air Staff; and Admiral Sir Charles Little, head of the British Admiralty Delegation. 180-81. 26. Mr. Churchill's surprise at the British proposal of Admiral Little and his reservations are noted in Quebec Conf Min, 23 Aug 43. Ltr, H. N. Morrison to Admiral Ramsay, 4 Nov 43, SHAEF SGS 322 Organization and Personnel ANCXF. 28. Dir, Admiral Ramsay to Naval Comdr, Western Task Force, 31 Jan 44; Dir, Admiral Ramsay to Naval Comdr, Eastern Task Force, 18 Jan 44. Both in SHAEF SGS 322.011/2 Dirs to Subordinate Comdrs. 24. Mtg of comdrs, 25 Nov 43, SHAEF SGS 322.011/2 Dirs to Subordinate Comdrs; COSSAC Dirs to CinC 21 A Gp, 29 Nov 43, SHAEF SGS 322.011/1 Comd and Control for Opn OVERLORD.


17. Draft Ltr (unsigned), Devers to Morgan, 4 Sep 44; Comments of COSSAC staff on Devers' letter, undated; Memo on Devers' letter, 10 Sep 43. All in SHAEF SGS 322.011/1 Comd and Control for OVERLORD. This revised draft was accepted by the Combined Chiefs of Staff on 11 February, and the final directive was issued on 12 February 1944.39 The Combined Chiefs of Staff directive to General Eisenhower declared: 1. You are hereby designated as Supreme Allied Commander of the forces placed under your orders for operations for the liberation of Europe from the Germans. Journal of the Royal United Service Institution, XC, February 1945. 32. Marshall to Devers, R-5874, 18 Nov 43, Hq SOS file, gives text of agreement of CCS on directives to Leigh-Mallory. The first student from a branch other than the Air Service (an infantry officer) attended ASTS in 1923-1924. This became standard when the 1926-1927 class had five officers representing the other combat branches of the United States Army and three from the United States Marine Corps assigned as students. He returned from Korea in April 1951 and was assigned to Headquarters Tactical Air Command with duties involving joint air-ground tactical doctrine under the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations.


news of Staff. A draft had been submitted to the Combined Chiefs of Staff as early as 30 October 1943, but the failure of the U.S. Development of fighters was not ignored; by October 1940, over a year before Pearl Harbor, every type of piston-driven single-engine fighter used by the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) in World War II had made its first flight except the P-47 Thunderbolt. During the Korean War in August 1950, General Bryan was assigned to the 18th Fighter Bomber Wing, and flew 121 combat missions, again in the P-51 Mustang. General Bryan was born in Flint, Mich., in 1921, where he graduated from Flint High School in 1939. He enlisted in the U.S. John F. Curry criticized as not being of value to students of either school. After some discussion, the British Chiefs agreed to strike out these sections.38 The way was thus left open for the Supreme Commander to develop his control over the forces put under his command without being hampered by restrictions. Rather they reflected the fact that allies, like the different armed services of a nation, can agree thoroughly on the big issue of war and yet have entirely opposite concepts of the way in which the main object is to be reached.

5. Gordon A. Harrison, Cross-Channel Attack, UNITED STATES ARMY IN WORLD WAR II (Washington, 1951), Ch. So far as United States Forces are concerned, this responsibility will rest with the United States War and Navy Departments. The Air Corps Board, which had been inactive since the move from Langley, was permanently relocated to Maxwell in 1933. Restructured by the Tactical School faculty, who doubled as its members, the Board was directed by the War Department to formulate Air Corps doctrine. Major Thomas DeWitt Milling was assigned as officer-in-charge of the Field Officers Course at the new school and sent to Langley in July 1920 to set it up. After three years with the NATO command he returned to the United States to become deputy for materiel for Tactical Air Command, at Langley Air Force Base, Va. He was promoted to the rank of major general March 10, 1958, and July 1, 1958, he became the deputy commander of the Western Transport Air Force, MATS, Travis Air Force Base, Calif.



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