Nation: Team Player for the Joint Chiefs

And the Air Force keeps flying high

As a newly appointed aide to Strategic Air Command Boss Curtis LeMay, Lieut. Colonel David C. Jones was apprehensive when he planned a 1956 flight with the tough-talking general to Goose Bay in Labrador. Jones' concern turned out to be justified. LeMay walked unexpectedly through a door in the C-97, and a startled flight engineer dropped a hatch, which hit the general on the head. Next a crewman guarding another open hatch was distracted just as LeMay approached, and the commander fell into the hole, suffering scratches...

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