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At Harris Neck, Georgia, in the remote northern reaches of McIntosh County, the United States government, in the fall of 1942, confiscated the lands along the South Newport and Barbour Island Rivers. Paved runways were constructed for aircraft, and Harris Neck became an air reconnaissance base for the United States Army Air Force during World War II. A number of support buildings were constructed at the Harris Neck Air Base, such as barracks for personnel, an officers club, and PX, to serve the ...
William Mitchell began his military career during the Spanish American War, had demanding assignments in the Philippines and Alaska and then distinguished himself as a pilot in World War I. He was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General and led almost 1,500 allied aircraft into the Saint-Mihiel offensive in France. Upon return to the United States he openly criticized his superiors for not being farsighted with regard to airpower, encouraging them to test bomb obsolete ships to prove his ideas...
The Army Air Forces War Adjustment Course was established in 1944 at several locations in the U.S., one of which was Harvard Business School. The HBS program involved eight weeks of training in the business of contract terminations, cutbacks, and property disposal necessitated by changes in Army Air Forces tactical requirements. Approximately 4,200 officers received instruction throughout the country, about one sixth of them at HBS. The goal of the program was to train men for participation in t...