National Affairs: Quickened Pace

The three armed services were stepping up their cadence to meet the quickening pace of U.S. mobilization (see The Nation). Items:

¶ The Navy recommissioned four more destroyers and the carriers Princeton and Monterey from its mothball fleet, began reconditioning the 45,000-ton battleship New Jersey, requisitioned as a transport the unfinished luxury liner United States (see BUSINESS), the largest ever laid down in the U.S.

¶ The Army reactivated the 101st Airborne ("Screaming Eagles") Division, wartime heroes of Bastogne, as a training cadre for new recruits, started intensive training of the first 60,000 men in its enlisted reserve.

¶ The Air Force called up...

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