Books: Pilot's Brass

GENERAL KENNEY REPORTS (594 pp.)−George C. Kenney — Duell, Sloan & Pearce ($4.50).

If ever a general had his work cut out him, it was George Churchill Kenney he reported for duty to Douglas MacArthur in Australia. The Allied Air he was to command in the South Pacific seemed hopelessly outnum by the Japanese. MacArthur told flatly that his new command was in combat and that he had no for its top officers. It looked as if MacArthur was right. The next day at noon, Kenney looking on, 27 Jap planes attacked a U.S. airdrome near Port Mores New Guinea. The Japs...

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