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Memorandum for the Assistant Chief
of Staff, G-3 [Andrews]
June 6, 1940 Washington, D.C.
It is felt to be very important that the Air Corps appear in the Army Maneuvers this summer, despite the difficulties involved during the expansion procedure. However, it is believed that by having a flight represent a squadron1 and arranging for participation on the basis of 24 to 36 hours during the critical periods—rather than blocking off a week or more for the purpose, a satisfactory method can be arranged for without disorganizing training procedure of the GHQ Air Force.
Please have the matter developed along this line.
G. C. M.
Document Copy Text Source: Records of the War Department General and Special Staffs (RG 165), Records of the Office of the Chief of Staff (OCS), 14440-311, National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland
Document Format: Typed memorandum signed.
1. A flight consisted of three or four aircraft and was the equivalent of an Infantry company or a Field Artillery battery; three or four flights made a squadron, analogous to a ground forces battalion.
Recommended Citation: ThePapers of George Catlett Marshall, ed.Larry I. Bland, Sharon Ritenour Stevens, and Clarence E. Wunderlin, Jr.(Lexington, Va.: The George C. Marshall Foundation, 1981- ). Electronic version based on The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, vol. 2, “We Cannot Delay,” July 1, 1939-December 6, 1941 (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1986), p. 237.