Army & Navy - COMMAND: The General Joins the Army

After two years as a lieutenant general and production director for the War Department, big, grey William Signius Knudsen finally got an Army command. His new job: chief of the Army Air Forces' new combined service and materiel command, with headquarters at Patterson Field, Ohio. Production-wise General Knudsen, who started his Army career with three stars on his shoulder, will be in charge of A.A.F. research, design and procurement, supply and maintenance.

Named as a Knudsen deputy was Brigadier General Kenneth B. Wolfe, from the Twentieth A.A.F., whose 6-29 Superfortresses opened a new...