U.S. At War: Loss of a Man

The draft bit deep into WPB itself. WPB asked the War Manpower Commission to defer 245 of its draft-age employes. WMC, which passes on all Government deferment applications, turned down all but seven.

Not among the deferred seven was WPB's No. 3 executive, big, hardheaded Julius Albert ("Cap") Krug, 36, father of two. "Cap" Krug sparkplugs WPB as vice chairman in charge of production programs. He learned power technique inside out as a kind of general manager for the Tennessee Valley Authority. He also learned how to get along with industrialists—and Congressmen. This wisdom he has needed in Washington. On WPB he...

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