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Air War Over Southeast Asia: A Pictorial Record Vol. 1, by Lou Drendel

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Gen. ”230 General Arnold also directed that an Operations Analysis Division be created in Maj. Gen. Byron E. Gates’ Management Control Division of the Air Staff. 231 According to Rau, the original plan was to assign OAD to Brig. Gen. McClelland’s Directorate of Technical Services, but Col. Byron E. s. 232 The choice of the Management Control Division as the “home” for OAD was probably well reasoned inasmuch as the Management Control Division was the principal Air Staff element engaged in applying “scientific management” and statistical methods to the management of AAF.

128 In the sum- mer of 1942, Quimby was replaced by Dr. Thornton L. 130 Dr. Walter Michels was designated as head of the new group and had the assistance of Dr. Page and Dr. Laurence E. 131 On 24 June 1942, MWORG was officially incorporated into the BuOrd Research Division. However, MWORG inherited only part of the original NOL study group, and additional scientists had to be recruited. Dr. 134 MWORG reported to Cdr. L. W. 135 Its work involved two phases: 1. S. and foreign mines; and 2. 137 One of the most difficult problems MWORG faced was merely obtaining information.

Foulis (Mediterranean), Norman Newmark (central Pacific), and Joseph E. 247 Some of the boards made little use of their analyst, and Col. 248 Some of the boards employed civilian scientists to assist in their work. For example, William W. indd Sec1:26 8/4/06 6:03:17 PM operations research in world war ii The United States Strategic Bombing Survey (USSBS) was established in 1944 to determine the effect of the Allied strategic bombing campaign on the Axis powers. 251 In addition to his duties as chief, OAD, Col.

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