MATAFMediterranean Allied Tactical Air Force
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General Cannon delegated control of all tactical aircraft of the MATAF to XII ASC, assigning it responsibility for support to the assault force and Fifth Army, while the Desert Air Force supported the British Eighth Army.
Aircraft of MATAF also flew "pineapple" missions against moving targets.
The meeting discussed all aspects of the project, especially how to tackle a temporary reduction of the matafs capacity while the project is being implemented.