Army & Navy - COMMAND: Two-Starred Doghouse

Less than two years ago, sharp, angry Colonel Hugh J. Knerr of the Army Air Forces was in the doghouse. One of the air arm's crack staff officers, Hugh Knerr had been retired for physical disabilities in 1939, had forthwith begun to write and speak. Target of most of his word bombardment: the admirals of the Navy and their limited view of air power. His remedy for this situation: a separate air force, poison to any devout Navy man.

Annapolis-educated Colonel Knerr (who transferred to the Army after three years of service as a naval officer) was saying what most...

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