August 2, 1943

THE AVIATION NEWS

Washington Observer

Personnel

THE AIR WAR

High Level Precision Bombing Wins New Laurels in Air Action

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THE AVIATION NEWS

Washington Observer

THE United States was never closer to realization of a Separate Air Force than late last week as this column was written. The subject has been alternately hot and cold for years. But this time it may "take.” It is a subject everyone in Washington talked about privately, but nobody would say anything publicly.
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Personnel

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THE AIR WAR

High Level Precision Bombing Wins New Laurels in Air Action

American planes being equipped with devices which permit bombardier to control flight over target areas.
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FINANCIAL

1943 Airlines Earnings Will Lag Behind Last Year’s Record

HIGH TIDE in airline earnings for some time to come was probably established during the first half of this year. For the balance of 1943 the domestic air carriers will be hard pressed to maintain their gains. During 1942 the 16 domestic airlines reported aggregate net earnings, after all taxes and charges, of about $13,200,000.

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AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION

Success of Sicilian Campaign Accelerates Glider Program

10,000 by end of '43. U.S. production at all-time high with peak planned for early '44.
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Headline News Section

Industry Executives Backing Plan for Vigorous Air Chamber

Rejuvenation of National Trade Association expected to become effective in near future. Need urgent in face of numerous industry problems.
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EDITORIAL

Mail Priority Is Not the Answer

THE WORLD’S FINEST AIR MAIL SYSTEM iS bogging down into hopeless confusion. The volume of mail being detained at airports or being carted off to trains every day is enormous. Week by week the jam piles up. The problem is rapidly reaching the showdown stage.

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TRANSPORT

U. S. Must Plan Post War Disposal of Military Transports . . . Pogue

Market will be glutted for long period, CAB chairman says, urging orderly disposition of production facilities.
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TRANSPORT

CAB Examiners Preparing to Handle Flood of Route Cases

Emphasis to be placed on faster schedule rather than changes in procedure; more than 200 applications in.
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AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION

Aircraft Output Shows Upturn, But Not at Levels Scheduled

Gain is gradual, with over-all seven months’ picture considerably below expectations of Washington officials.
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