1 For an interesting interpretation of this point of view, see Dennis W. Brogan, The American Character (New York, Harper & Brothers, 1944), Pt. III.
2 John D. Millett, "Logistics and Modern War," Military Affairs, IX (Fall 1945), 193.
3 The accusation has sometimes been made that personnel taken over by the Army from WPB were slighted or ignored. For example, an editor of Harper's writes: "Consequently, he [Nelson] tried to infiltrate his own men into the Army and Navy offices, to `advise' procurement officers and `review' contracts. These men were generally ignored, or were taken over by the military. A number were persuaded to accept commissions at high rank and then were tucked out of sight." John Fischer, "The Army Takes Over," Harper's Magazine, 190 (May 1945), 486. This assertion ignores the important and influential roles in the ASF of such persons as Col. D. C. MacKeachie, Brig. Gen. A. J. Browning, Maj. Gen. W. H. Harrison, Col. C. T. Wood, Mr. Robert T. Stevens, and others.
4 Industrial Mobilization for War, p. 211.
5 Ibid., p. 521.
6 Ibid., p. 524.
7 S.2871, H.R.7742, 77th Cong, 2d Sess; 5.607, 78th Cong, 1st Sess.
8 November 30, 1942 issue.
9 Ltr, Somervell to Pepper, 5 Dec 42, Hq ASR
10 Hearings before the Special Committee to Study and Survey Problems of Small Business Enterprises, Senate, 77th Cong, 2d Sess, on Smaller Concerns in War Production, 7 Dec 42, Pt. 11, p. 1551.
11 Hearings before a Special Committee Investigating the National Defense Program, Senate, 77th Cong, 2d Sess, 16 Dec 42, Pt. 16, p. 6679.
12 Ltr, Stimson to Reynolds, 3 Mar 43, Hq AST.
13 Hearings before the Committee on Military Affairs, Senate, 78th Cong, 1st Sess, on 5.607, War Mobilization, May 1943, Pt. 1, p. 229.
14 Robert P Patterson, Military Responsibility for Equipping the Armed Forces (Printed at Fort Belvoir), 9 Feb 43.
15 Hearings, cited in n. 11.
16 See, for example, "The Army Takes Over," cited in n. 3.
17 Pp. 129, 280-81.
18 Industrial Mobilization for War, pp. 216, 258, 523-24.
19 See, for example, Patterson, Military Responsibility for Equipping the Armed Forces, p. 8.
20 Ibid., pp. 31-33.
21 The United Slates al War, p. 129.
22 Industrial Mobilization for Was, p. 258.
23 Industrial Mobilization Plan, Revision of 1939, Senate Doc. 134, 76th Cong, 2d Sess, p. 13.
24 Ibid., p. 14.
25 Memo, ANMB to SW and SN, 28 Jan 42, approved by the President 21 Feb 42, cited in Industrial Mobilization for War, p. 217.
26 This story is told in greater detail in Industrial Mobilization for War, pp. 219-21.
27 CD Rpt 12, Report on the Organization of the Army-Navy Munitions Board, Jun 42, CD, ASF.
28 Memo, Clay for Somervell, 6 Jun 43, inclosing a draft memo for the President, Hq ASF.
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