Organization And Co-Ordination, Daily Racing Form, 1918-08-02


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ORGANIZATION AND COORDINATION MajorGeneral W S Brancker speaks with high authority when he gives his indorsement to the suggestion that America should have a Department of the Air by which the administration of air force will ha separated from the administration of the army and the navy the authority of British experience Gemmi Brancker is Controller General of Equipment of the British Air Ministry For some weeks he has been in the United States making a study of aircraft production and also of the or ¬ ganization of this countrys air force and in a statement issued on the eve of his return to Lin don he gives frank expression to his views viewsSome Some of the tilings General Brancker has Raid may not be enjoyed by individuals at Washington hut the country will welcome them because the country wants to know the facts alrout our aircraft situation It is not a question of the individual General Brancker does not discuss men What he does impress upon the American people is that this countrys organization is still inadequate and that we cannot begin to obtain the results we have been promised and have expected until a proper organiza ¬ tion is created createdThat That has been the Heralds contention from the day the United States entered this war General Brancker basing his prophecy upon British experi ¬ ence expresses confidence that the United States soon will come to the equivalent of an Air Ministry It is to be hoped that he is right for that essential in the countrys war organization cannot come too soon soonNor Nor can the other organization which General Brancker advocates so convincingly an Allied Air Council this to have the same control over the air forces of the Allies as the Versailles council has or is presumed to have over the allied armies armiesGeneral General Brancker is thinking in terms of an air force capable of becoming the great factor for victory that an allied air force based on American capacity for production should be That means a force that will not only supply the needs of the armies and the navies hut one which also will carry the war into the heart of Germany Important as is aircraft in the work of the armies and the na ¬ vies the larger possibility of its usefulness must be grasped and the large opportunities must be met if Germany is to be defeated within the shortest possible time Xew York Herald

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