Original Source Documents: August 23, 1943 - Gen. Orlando Ward to Gen. Lynch - C. H. Payne
Contributor: Robert A. Notman
Source: Major General George A. Lynch Papers
TANK DESTROYER CENTER
CAMP HOOD, TEXAS
OFFICE OF THE COMMANDING GENERAL
August 23, 1943
Major General George Lynch
812 Formosa Drive
Dear General Lynch:
Mr. Payne has asked me to write you with reference to his development of the Bantam.
While I was Secretary to the General Staff he came in with blue prints, drawings, plans, etc., and it seemed to me that he was continually advocating its adoption. Beetle Smith, General Moore and General Marshall became interested through Mr. Payne's insistence, and so far as I known he is the papa of the Bantam - or at least his company is.
I hope this finds you in good health and spirits.
Major General, U.S. Army