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Now, later, he invited us to come back and to talk to Donald Nelson and Admiral Sherman, and we went back, and Albert and Seversky spent the night on Knox's boat on the 18th of August, '42. Knox and Sherman didn't believe Seversky, when he said that the Army would have bombers coming off the production line in two weeks with a range of 5500 miles. They never even heard of such a thing. Nelson said it was true. Imagine, the Army conducting their air war in secrecy from the Secretary of the Navy, but it was being done that way. He had no understanding of the use of air power at all and backed up the most old-hat, out-of-date admirals. It made me feel like wanting to be a hermit living in the mountains, it seemed so mad, unnecessary and insecure for the country.

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