Preparatory to the first meeting of the FEC Target Selection Committee General Weyland made a careful analysis of currently ordered interdiction operations. His study of the CINCFE targets designated by the GHQ Target Group revealed several deficiencies:
all were too close to the battle zone,
they were too numerous to be attacked by available B-29's,
and many of the objectives were so "obscure" that they could not be identified by bombardiers, even under good visual conditions.
Weyland noted that FEAF had
skilled target officers, and he suggested that FEAF be heavily relied upon for
target recommendations. He sent a memorandum setting out these findings to the
#61 Memo. for Wright from Weyland, subj: Medium Bomber Targets, 23 July 1950.