The Birth Pangs of Portland ANG Base – Part II: Major Units Arrive
Lieutenant General Delos C. Emmons, Chief of the Army’s General Headquarters Air Force (GHQ AF) is seen during an inspection of Portland Army Air Base in 1941. GHQ AF commanded the army’s aviation units, including those under the control of 2nd Air Force. Emmons later commanded the Hawaiian Department in the aftermath of the attack on Hawaii, and later the Western Defense Command and the Alaskan Department during World War II. (U.S. Air Force photo)

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