Army & Navy: The Fourteenth

Getting enough supplies to the U.S. air army in China is not simple: it calls for opening of a land supply route, and a bloody campaign will have to be fought first. But freeing the China Air Task Force from at least a part of an unhappy command situation was easy enough. All it required was an order.

Last week that order was made public by the War Department. It made Brigadier General Claire Lee Chennault's task force a full-fledged air force. Its designation: the Fourteenth.* The order took the China Air Task Force from under the control of Brigadier General...

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