The Birth Pangs of Portland ANG Base – Part III: Dedication and Development
Portland received many VIP visitors in its early days as an air base. Pictured here from left to right are US Army officers Brigadier General Mark W. Clark, Assistant Chief of Staff (G-3), GHQ, US Army; Colonel Joseph L. Stromme, Portland AAB commander, and Lieutenant General Leslie J. McNair, Chief of Staff of GHQ, US Army. Note the general officer insignia on the transport aircraft behind them. (U.S. Air Force photo)

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