C-47/R4D Units of the ETO and MTO by David Isby, Chris Davey

By David Isby, Chris Davey

The C-47 devices of the USAAF have been a vital part of a few of the main dramatic episodes of the eu battle: the airborne attacks in North Africa, Sicily, Normandy, southern France, Operation industry backyard and the crossing of the Rhine. The mass fratricide off Sicily, the evening drop for D-Day and the Bastogne offer missions also are lined, besides extra regular debts of teaching, formation flying, airdrops and casualty evacuation missions. This booklet info an plane that continues to be a well-liked favorite and an said layout vintage, undertaking missions each piece as strategically vital and as dramatic for the aircrew as these of the warring parties and bombers.

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4. The personnel on duty in the Medical Division should be transferred to The Surgeon General. 5. The part of the division engaged in making recommendations relative to the physical status of fliers would be located in office of the Chief of Air Corps. 6. The Chief of the Division of Aviation Medicine would have a desk in the Office of the Chief of the Air Corps and the Office of the Surgeon General. 7. All records of physical condition of flying personnel would remain in the Office of the Chief of Air Corps.

H. n The board was officially established on 18 October 1917by War Department Special Order No. 113, which directed Maj. John B. Watson, Major Lewis, Major 262297”-55-3 12 MEDICAL SUPPORT OF THE A R M Y AIR FORCES IN WORLD WAR I1 ORIGINS OF A N AIR FORCE MEDICAL SERVICE 13 Wilmer, and Maj. Edward E. " Dr. ' During the next few weeks while waiting for the completion of the physical plant at Mineola, the board met at various places in Washington. By 19 January 1918the original plant of the Research Laboratory was sufficiently near completion to permit certain members of the board to report for duty, and the roster read as follows: Director of the Laboratory..

In keeping with established procedure, The Adjutant General sent the letter in question to General Arnold for comment. Having by then carefully considered the matter for the past three months, the Chief of the Air Corps in June 1939 went on record as opposed to such a transfer. He put forth an able defense of the Medical Division as currently Organized? pointing out that while the physical condition of flying personnel was a function of The Surgeon General, determination of the particular type of flying that an of€icer should be permitted to undertake was the function of the Chief of the Air Corps.

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