World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF JAPAN: V.LR. Man

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One day last week a heavy-jowled, stocky general officer of the U.S. Army Air Forces flew the 100-odd miles back to his Guam headquarters from his B-29 bases at Saipan and Tinian. His aide, waiting with new orders, showed them to the boss. Major General Curtis Emerson LeMay read them without a flicker of expression. Said he, seeming scarcely to open his lips: "File them and we will move tomorrow."

Next day General LeMay moved out of the double Quonset hut which had been his headquarters since January—first, as commanding general, 21st...

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