1-507 To Major General Ewing E. Booth, August 26, 1938

Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press
Date: August 26, 1938

To Major General Ewing E. Booth

August 26, 1938 [Washington, D.C.]

Dear Booth:

I was in Los Angeles the other day but so briefly that I did not even have a chance to telephone you. While on an 8,000 mile air tour with General Andrews, we came down to March Field late Sunday afternoon, August 14th, and on Monday morning flew directly to the Douglas plant, where I went over the plant with Douglas and his chief engineer. Then we flew to the Northrup plant and repeated the process; and continued on to the North American plant and walked miles through it. Then we took to the air, with some sandwiches in the plane for lunch, and flew directly to Denver. My entire period there was under such high pressure, and our schedule was so exacting, that I did not have a moment to myself and was not in a position to take exception to the arranged program. General Westover had sent out orders and requests covering my entire trip, and it was up to me to follow through.1

I am very sorry that when I was so close to you I did not have a chance to see you.

Affectionately yours,

Document Copy Text Source: George C. Marshall Papers, Pentagon Office Collection, General Materials, George C. Marshall Research Library, Lexington, Virginia.

Document Format: Typed letter.

1. Major General Oscar Westover, who had graduated immediately behind Frank M. Andrews at the United States Military Academy in 1906, had been chief of the Air Corps since December 24, 1935. On September 21, 1938, he was killed when the plane he was piloting crashed.

Recommended Citation: The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, ed. Larry I. Bland and Sharon Ritenour Stevens (Lexington, Va.: The George C. Marshall Foundation, 1981- ). Electronic version based on The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, vol. 1, “The Soldierly Spirit,” December 1880-June 1939 (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1981), p. 619.

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