By Wesley Frank Craven
IN March 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt wrote to the Director of the Bureau of the finances ordering each one conflict employer to organize "an actual and target account"of that agency's warfare adventure. quickly after, the military Air Forces started hiring specialist historians in order that its historical past may possibly "be recorded whereas it really is sizzling and that team of workers be chosen and an supplier manage for a transparent historian's activity with no awl to grind or safeguard to prepare." An old department was once confirmed in Headquarters military Air Forces lower than Air Intelligence, in September 1942, and the trendy Air strength old application began.
With the top of the conflict, Headquarters authorized a plan for writing and publishing a seven-volume heritage. In December 1945, Lieutenant basic Ira C. Eaker, Deputy Commander of military Air Forces, requested the Chancellor of the collage of Chicago to "assume the accountability for the booklet" of the historical past, stressing that it needs to "meet the top educational standards." Lieutenant Colonel Wesley Frank Craven of latest York collage and significant James Lea Cate of the college of Chicago, either one of whom have been assigned to the old application, have been chosen to be editors of the volumes. among 1948 and 1958 seven have been released. With ebook of the final, the editors wrote that the Air strength had "fulfilled in letter and spirit" the promise of entry to records and whole freedom of historic interpretation. like every historical past, the military Air Forces in global struggle II displays the period whilst it was once conceived, researched, and written. despite the fact that, those books met the top of up to date specialist criteria of caliber and comprehensiveness. They comprise details and adventure which are of serious worth to the Air strength at the present time and to the general public. jointly they're the one accomplished dialogue of military Air Forces job within the biggest air struggle this kingdom has ever waged. RICHARD H. KOHN
Chief, workplace of Air strength heritage
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Ll For a year thereafter the staff remained small enough for its business to be conducted quite informally, with heavy dependence upon word-ofmouth agreements and hand-carried memos, as is revealingly told by a headquarters memorandum issued in June 1942on the occasion of the command’s move from cramped quarters in Washington across the river to Gravelly Point, Virginia. ”l2 The field organization began with the establishment of control + See below, p. 175; and for the early story of the Pacific air route, see Vol.
Alexander as executive, Maj. William H. Tunner as personnel officer, and Maj. Thomas L. ll For a year thereafter the staff remained small enough for its business to be conducted quite informally, with heavy dependence upon word-ofmouth agreements and hand-carried memos, as is revealingly told by a headquarters memorandum issued in June 1942on the occasion of the command’s move from cramped quarters in Washington across the river to Gravelly Point, Virginia. ”l2 The field organization began with the establishment of control + See below, p.
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The Army Air Forces in World War II Volume Seven by Wesley Frank Craven