When he released the confidential letters which precipitated last month's revolt of the admirals, Captain John G. Crommelin broke a whole lockerful of Navy rules & regulations, was duly suspended from duty. Both Defense Secretary Louis Johnson and Navy Secretary Francis Matthews were hot for court-martialing him. Last week Admiral Forrest P. Sherman, the new Chief of Naval Operations, decided on a smarter, less severe move.

He argued that Airman Crommelin was famous as a flyer and fighting man, and that Crommelin's impetuous and reckless revolt against civilian control had made him...

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