BATTLE OF ASIA: General's Indictment

The Chinese High Command had warm words of praise last week for Major General Claire Chennault's Fourteenth Air Force. It had helped slow the Japanese thrust into Shensi. But the General was in no mood to praise or be praised. He called in American and Chinese newspapermen to hear harsh news: thieves and gangsters in "both organized and unorganized bands" were hampering the operations of his air force.

The General itemized his indictment. Tires and wheels have been stolen from P-51 Mustangs. Bomb parts have been stolen, making the bombs duds. Emergency jungle kits in parachutes (containing jungle knives,...

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