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Hansell recollects meeting then Chief of Staff Marshall when Hansell was in the Air War Plans Division. Marshall’s demand for perfection made planners improve their planning techniques. Hansell describes his early proposals for an air strategy for Europe and notes Marshall’s part in the creation of the Air Corps despite the resistance of many in the Army.
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