Report of the Director of Military Aeronautics, U. S. Army, to the Secretary of War. 1918 (Google eBook)

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1918 - Aeronautics, Military - 12 pages
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Page 5 - The Chief Signal Officer is charged with the supervision of all military signal duties, and of books, papers, and devices connected therewith, including telegraph and telephone apparatus and the necessary meteorological instruments for use on target ranges and other military uses; the construction, repair, and operation of military telegraph lines and cables, and the duty of collecting and transmitting information for the Army by telegraph or otherwise, and all other duties usually pertaining to...
Page 7 - That this act shall remain in force during the continuance of the present war and for six months after the; termination of the war by the proclamation of the treaty of peace, or at such earlier time as the President may designate...
Page 7 - The personnel side of the Air Service, including the selection, training, organization, and operation of the flying forces, developed within the fiscal year 1917-18 into an educational system on a scale infinitely larger and more diverse than anyone had anticipated. Teaching men to fly, to send messages by wireless, to operate machine guns in the air, to know artillery fire by its bursts, and to travel hundreds of miles by compass, teaching other men to read the enemy's strategy from aerial photographs,...
Page 6 - Corps as at present assigned to or engaged upon work in or in connection with snch production are hereby transferred from the jurisdiction of the Signal Corps and placed under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Aircraft Production...
Page 6 - Corps in, or in connection with, such operation, maintenance, and training; and the entire personnel of the Signal Corps as at present assigned t/o, or engaged upon work in, or in connection with, suoh operation, maintenance, and training, is hereby transferred...
Page 6 - Government projects having to do or connected with the production of airplanes, airplane engines, and aircraft equipment for the Army and heretofore conducted by the Signal Corps of the Army, under the jurisdiction of the Chief Signal Officer: and all material on hand for such production, all unfinished...
Page 6 - An executive agency, to be known as the Bureau of Aircraft Production, is hereby established, and said agency shall exercise full, complete and exclusive jurisdiction and control over the production of aeroplanes, aeroplane engines and aircraft equipment for the use of the Army...
Page 5 - authorizing the President to co-ordinate or consolidate executive bureaus, agencies, and offices, and for other purposes, in the interest of economy and the more efficient concentration of the Government...
Page 5 - Chief of the Army, shall hereafter have charge, under the direction of the Secretary of War, of the Aviation Section of the Signal Corps of the Army, and as such shall be, and he hereby is, charged with the duty of operating and maintaining or supervising the operation and maintenance of all military aircraft, including balloons and airplanes, all appliances pertaining to said aircraft...
Page 6 - Such person as shall at the time be chairman of the Aircraft Board created by the act of Congress approved October 1, 1917, shall also be the executive officer of said Bureau of Aircraft Production, and he shall be, and he hereby is, designated as Director of Aircraft Production...

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