September 20, 1943

THE AIR WAR

Rocket Propulsion Principles Studied By Allies and Germany

TRANSPORT

TWA and United File Applications for Expansion of Domestic Service

THE AVIATION NEWS

Washington Observer

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THE AIR WAR

Rocket Propulsion Principles Studied By Allies and Germany

Research and development begun by Reich as early as 1928, with Junkers testing assisted takeoffs, and work is continuing.
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TRANSPORT

TWA and United File Applications for Expansion of Domestic Service

Transcontinental seeks to add 95 cities in 20 states to lines; UAL asks new route from Chicago to Detroit and Newark-New York.
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THE AVIATION NEWS

Washington Observer

THE HELLCAT AND MR. SCHWENDLER— Highly maneuverable, tremendously fast, the new Hellcat Navy fighter which got its baptism of fire in the Marcus Island raid, was designed and turned out in record time by Grumman Aircraft, which entitles Grumman to extra credit in view of the success of the Hellcat’s predecessor—the Wildcat.
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Personnel

James G. Ray, vice-president of Southwest Airways is back at his desk in Beverly Hills, Calif., but with the addition of a steel brace as a memento of a recent eastern helicopter crackup. Fifteen feet off the ground, the helicopter, a twin-motor experimental model, threw a rotor blade, and though a veteran autogiro pilot, Ray received a crushed vertebra from vibration before the off-balance craft could be landed.
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FINANCIAL

Stronger Position of Air Stocks Reflecting Increased Confidence

Commentator sees possible changes in renegotiation and tax laws, and cites favorable capital investment position.

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TRANSPORT

Pogue Urges Return of Equipment to Avert Airmail Service Breakdown

CAB chairman cites off-loading of millions of letters weekly in plea for restoration of airlines’ planes.
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Headline News Section

OWI Discloses World-Wide Scope of AAF’s Air Service Command

Special report describes complex operations of supply and maintenance branch of combat and transport aviation.
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TRANSPORT

Seaboard Opinion Adds to Belief Foreign Routes Await New Policy

Applications for foreign lines not expected to be considered before overall pattern has been established; Roosevelt returns opinion without decision.
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Headline News Section

NWLB Clarifies Review Policy on Awards Made By Arbitrator

NLRB amends decision on Glenn Martin Co., DPC approves increased contracts for Ryan and Republic.
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AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION

West Coast Aircraft Industry Starts Tests of New Manpower Policy

Mingled hope and skepticism expressed by aviation manufacturing executives; problem dominates opening sessions of Congress.

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