BRIGADIER GENERAL LOUIS E. WOODS, USMC, has been appointed Director of Marine Corps Aviation, replacing Major General Roy Geiger, USMC, who is now on duty in the field. Brigadier General Woods was formerly Assistant Director of Marine Corps Aviation.
Brigadier General Woods commanded all Army, Navy, and Marine Corps aviation units based on Guadalcanal for a month and a half during the late fall of 1942. During this period his force accounted for a total of 22 Japanese surface craft sunk and 65 planes destroyed.
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