Education: First Superintendent

When the U.S. Air Force won its independence in 1947, it was practically inevitable that there should be an independent Air Academy too. But so many proposals and counterproposals poured in that the Air Force began looking for a topflight general to spearhead the whole project. Last week the man who more than any other made the Air Academy possible got his just reward. When the academy opens its doors to its first 300 cadets next year, it will have as its first superintendent Lieut. General Hubert R. Harmon, 62.

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