National Affairs: WELL, I'M HOOKED

Principal rungs on General Twining's climb to Room No. 4E-Q29 in the Pentagon, office of the Chief of Air Staff:

Vital Statistics: Born Oct. 11, 1897, in Monroe, Wis., one of six sons in a family with strong Navy leanings. Father Clarence Twining was a well-to-do banker, Uncle Nathan Twining a rear admiral and (in World War I) chief of staff to Admiral William S. Sims (but Uncle La Verne Twining, a Los Angeles mathematics teacher, built his own airplane in 1908, launched it from a barn roof, crashed and broke a leg).

Education: Public school in Monroe and Portland, Ore. Joined...

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