Army & Navy - HIGH COMMAND: Airmen Won't Stay Down

American Aviation Daily reported last week that a directive for an independent air force and creation of a Chief of Staff for Air is on the President's desk.

Franklin Roosevelt's opposition is well known. Frank Knox and presumably almost all his admirals are against a separate air force. But they might eventually accept the new directive, which is reported to be modeled after Britain's setup (with both R.A.F. and the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm) and leaves the Navy's wings undipped. Separatists expect strong air support when Congress reconvenes.


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