Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, July 7, 2019

100 Years Ago

The Army's transcontinental motor convoy set out from Washington, D.C., en route to Oakland, CA. There were a number of observers from other parts of the army, including LTCOL Eisenhower.

Ike wrote about it in a somewhat breezy book At Ease: Stories I tell to Friends.

A lot has been written that the Autobahn was Ike's inspiration for the Interstate Highway System. That may be true, in part, but I believe that the germ of Ike's push came from his trip with the 1919 convoy.

2 comments:

Jones, Jon Jones said...

The trip made Eisenhower understand what the Autobahn was when he saw it.

CenterPuke88 said...

Lessened learned in 1919 about light vs heavy trucks were well used in 1944-45.