NATO: Needed: Airfields

U.S. high brass fanned out over Western Europe. Army Chief of Staff J. Lawton Collins last week wound up a tour that took him to Paris, Frankfurt, Salzburg and Trieste. General Omar Bradley stopped in Paris to talk over lagging weapons production, went on to London where he tried, but failed, to settle the question of whether a British or U.S. admiral was to command in the Mediterranean. Only the Navy's Admiral Forrest Sherman was still at home and he, too, was getting ready for the grand tour.

The most important mission fell...

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