air commander

noun

Definition of air commander

: a military officer in charge of combat flight operations Standing orders dictated that no air commander could send out a two-group combat wing; the risk of total annihilation of such a small defensive force was too great.— Martin W. Bowman, Castles in the Air, 2000

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First Known Use of air commander

1917, in the meaning defined above

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“Air commander.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/air%20commander. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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