In view of General Shepherd ' s statement pertaining to the helicopter in Korea, Brigadier General Clayton C. Jerome, who relieved Major General Wallace as the Director of Aviation on 1 September 1950, sent a memorandum to Admiral Cassady in which he included General Shepherd' s statement. General Jerome said
"this emphasizes the [remark] I made the other day in connection with the requirements for helicopters, more helicopters, and more helicopters in the Korea Area. " 
12. Jerome memo .
Major General Lamson-Scribner recalled the period :
Just prior to the receipt of General Shepherd's letter, General Jerome and I attended a conference [at] which Admiral Cassady, was chairman of the Navy Aircraft Procurement Program for Fiscal 51.The program was for only a relatively few helicopters. We insisted that we needed more than programmed for purchase. Admiral Mel Pride, Chief of BuAir, remarked in essence `If you know as little about helicopters as we do you would not get into one .' Admiral Cassady said , `Mel, the Marines want them. Make some changes in the program to provide more helicopters for the Marines .' 
General Jerome's memo was only the latest of many attempts to convince the Department of the Navy to increase the Marine Corps ' inventory of aircraft for the Korean buildup.
On 19 July, General Cates submitted a request to the Secretary of the Navy for an additional four Marine fighter squadrons in an effort to increase the total to 12 .
13. MajGen F. H. Lamson-Scribner (Ret.) ltr to Dir MCHist&Mus, dtd 23Mar75.Comment file, "Developmental History of the Helicopter in the USMC 1946 — 1962."