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Hawley was a close friend of Dr. Frederick W. O'Donnell, with whom Lee had served in the 89th Division in World War I, and the sentimental tie weighed heavily with Lee. See Lt Gen J. C. H. Lee, "Service Reminiscences," pp. 82, 97, P-1, box 1, Hawley Papers, MHI. Corby, who lacked staff experience and suffered from emotional problems, was relieved from the Allied Force Headquarters in early February 1943. See Interv, OSG with Maj Gen Albert W. 71, CMH. EUROPEAN THEATER OF OPERATIONS be able to supervise medical unit operations and training in all echelons to ensure adequate, uniform treatment of casualties throughout the chain of evacuation.

Commenting early in June on a draft general order defining SOS functions, Hawley warned that subordination of the ETO chief surgeon to the SOS commander effectively would prevent him from performing any of the aforementioned tasks, unless the commander himself were empowered to issue theater-wide directives on some matters. " 7 7 Chief surgeon's views on his authority, including quotations in body of paragraph, from: Memo, Hawley to Gen Larkin, 29 May 42, sub: Definition of Medical Responsibility, Hawley Big Picture file, SGO HistDivFiles; and Memos, Hawley to G-1, USAFBI, 17 Apr 42, Hawley to AG, USAFBI, 1 Jun 42, sub: Comments on Draft of General Order Es- Continued FROM BOLERO TO TORCH Relocation of the SOS headquarters complicated the question of the special staffs status.

Dwight 3 D. Eisenhower replaced him. While the new theater command structure was taking shape, Allied war plans again changed. The British had agreed to attempt SLEDGEHAMMER and ROUNDUP only with hesitation and many reservations. As planners in Washington and London studied the tactical and logistical problems involved, the feasibility of SLEDGEHAMMER and even of a 1943 ROUNDUP 2 The other two were the Army Air Forces and Army Ground Forces. S. 3 SOS. See also Ruppenthal, Logistical Support, 1:33-40, 43, 47-48.

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