Army & Navy - COMMAND: Back Again?

Back in 1941 spruce, precise Lieut. General Delos Carleton Emmons was the top-ranking U.S. airman. He was commanding general of the GHQ Air Force, later headed the Air Force Combat Command.

Pearl Harbor, and Delos Emmons' ability as a crack administrative officer, abruptly changed the course of his career. General Emmons was sent to take over the Hawaiian Department from Lieut. General Walter Short, who was retired to await court-martial (and is still waiting). In a commendably short time Emmons reorganized the Islands' disorganized defenses, built innumerable airfields, carried out the Army's share of rebuilding Pearl Harbor as the...

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