January 1944

The Framework of Marine Aviation

Volume 28, Issue 1

Garrett Graham

IN the November issue of THE MARINE CORPS GAZETTE, Major General Roy S. Geiger, who had but lately been relieved as Director of Aviation, Marine Corps, to accept his present command in the South Pacific, stated briefly the mission of Marine Aviation. He thus defined it:

1. To provide air support for the capture of advance bases.

2. To provide the air support for the defense of advance bases until their occupation and defense are assumed by Army forces.

3. To furnish the air support necessary for the occupation and defense of areas for which the Navy is responsible.

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