Transport: GHQ Air Force

Prime recommendation of the Baker Board last summer was immediate organization of an independent General Headquarters Air Force composed of all Army Air Corps tactical units under a separate commander. Last autumn Secretary of War Dern announced that the recommendation would be followed. Last week he put the plan into effect by removing control of the country's air forces from the commanding generals of nine corps areas and placing it under the personal control of Chief of Staff Douglas MacArthur. Completely relieved of authority except for personnel training and aircraft procurement was...

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