November 7, 1944: Scientific Advisory Board Creation

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Partly as a result of the  condition  represented by the Propeller Laboratory request, General of the Army Air Forces, Henry H. Arnold, in a memorandum to Dr.Theodore von Karman,directed  preparation of a report  as a guide for recommended  future  Army Air Forces research and development program.  Dr. von  Karman responded by organizing the Army Air Forces Scientific Advisory Group for this purpose.

The U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) is a Federal Advisory Committee charted by the Secretary of Defense, reporting directly to the Secretary of the Air Force and the Chief of Staff of the Air Force. The SAB provides independent scientific and technical advice to the senior civilian and military leadership of the Air Force, commanders of Air Force operational commands, weapons systems development centers, logistic centers, and laboratories. The reports and other products by the SAB are intended primarily for senior leadership of the Air Force and the Department of Defense to enhance the accomplishment of the mission of the United States Air Force which is to fly, fight and win in air, space and cyberspace.

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