World Battlefronts: Senior Service

When Jap planes bombed Humboldt Bay last week, a three-star admiral and a two-star general were caught offshore in a small powerboat. The admiral bawled an order to get away from the beach; the general shouted to get back to shore.

The enlisted helmsman stopped his craft, folded his arms and firmly demanded: "Make up your minds."

After one of the quickest joint staff conferences on record, the Navy set the course.


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