Army & Navy: Colman's Court

In a bare frame office building at Selfridge Field, Mich., this week a trial board of ten Air Force colonels convened a general court-martial to hear charges against Colonel William T. Colman, former commander of the field (TIME, May 17).

The charges involved five of the Articles of War. Specifications: drunk and disorderly in uniform, conduct unbecoming an officer; willful misappropriation of Government property*; snooting of Willie McRae, a Negro private at the field; procuring unlawful transfers of enlisted men and noncoms to Selfridge; accepting a vacation lodge from the father...

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