Some famous American names involved > Marshall, Patten, MacArthur, Mitchell.
The number of airplanes involved was also surprising.
Mitchell eventually was given command of 1,481 aircraft, though not all were in service. It was the largest air force ever assembled for a single operation, consisting of 366 observation airplanes, 323 day bombers, 91 night bombers, and 701 pursuits. Also on hand were 15 US and six French balloon companies.
Thanks for posting OG.