World Battlefronts: COMMAND: The Champ

Deadpan, 38-year-old Major General Curtis E. ("The Cigar") LeMay, responsible for the B-29s' hugely successful low-level fire raids, had to give up his B-29 command for a new — and bigger — job last week. He became chief of staff to General Carl Spaatz, commander of strategic air forces in the Pacific. LeMay's beloved Twentieth Air Force got a new commander. The new man : smooth, handsome Nathan Farragut ("The Champ") Twining, 48, back in the Pacific (where he was once lost at sea for six days) after a distinguished job of long-range bombardment in Europe.

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