Maj. Gen. George A. Lynch and the Advent of Airborne

Burroughs, Jeffery T.
November 2014
Army Magazine;Nov2014, Vol. 64 Issue 11, p39
The article discusses the history of the U.S. military, particularly the creation of the airborne forces. It claims that former Chief of Infantry, Major General George A. Lynch, was the main proponent for the establishment of the airborne as a fighting group in 1939. Then-Army Chief of Staff General George C. Marshall approved the concept of Lynch. Also cited is the dispute between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Army Air Corps and Infantry for control of the airborne project.


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