Transport: Reprimand

When the Army's dismal performance with the airmail caused a public outcry last year, the Administration felt constrained to find a scapegoat. It had been the opinion of Major General Benjamin Delahauf ("Benny") Foulois, Chief of Air Corps, that the Army could fly the mail. Major General Foulois was investigated by a House Military Affairs subcommittee, which indignantly demanded his dismissal.

Prime basis for the demand was that he had procured Army aircraft through negotiated contract instead of competitive bids. Among other things, he was charged with "dishonesty, gross misconduct, inefficiency, inaccuracy, unreliability, incompetency,...

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