Army & Navy: Silence is Golden

The dinner was at London's famed Claridge's Hotel. Cocktails were sipped; all those present, including three or four women, were in uniform. Major General Henry J. F. Miller, handsome, 53-year-old chief of the Ninth Air Force Service Command, was telling someone about the tough time he was having to get certain crucial supplies. The date promised, he said, was too late. Henry Miller was quoted as saying: "On my honor the invasion will come before June 15."

A report of this blurt soon reached General Eisenhower. After careful investigation, the Supreme Commander "busted" General...

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