Symington, W. Stuart. [photograph]


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W. Stuart Symington, former Assistant Secretary of War for Air, is shown taking the oath of office as [the first] Secretary of the Air Force from Chief Justice Fred Vincent. Left to right are: Secretary Symington, Secretary of the Army, Kenneth C. Royall, Secretary of National Defense James N. Forrestal, Chief Justice Vincent and Secretary of the Navy John Sullivan. [Taken 18 September 1947 by James O. Lucas, USAF Photographer.]

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National Air and Space Museum Archives

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National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560



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