In modern war there is no special safety for generals, especially air generals.
When Brigadier General Kenneth Walker's bomber failed to return from a raid at Rabaul (TIME, Jan. 18) he was the second air general to be lost in the South west Pacific.
Last week the Army announced that Ken Walker's successor was also missing in action. Lieut. General George Kenney had sent a hurry call to Hawaii for him when Ken Walker was lost, and Mississippi-born Brigadier General Howard K.
Ramey had been quick to report for duty.
If slim, hard-flying, 46-year-old Howard Ramey had lasted no more than a few weeks,...