Army & Navy - C.C.C.

Less spectacular than aerial deployment but more far-reaching in its implications was another U.S. military job done in China: the organization, equipment and training of an elite corps (39 divisions) within the vast mass of the Chinese Army (300 divisions).

The job was begun about a year ago, when U.S. Lieut. General Albert C. Wedemeyer, a brilliant staff man, took over the China Theater from General Joseph W. Stilwell. Its broad purpose was to give China a modern army that could meet the Japanese on equal terms. The work went forward under...

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