air commander

noun

: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1917, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of air commander was in 1917

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“Air commander.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/air%20commander. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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