October 11, 1943

Air War

Late Model Zeros Lend New Life to Much Battered Jap Air Force

Headline News Section

Coast Plane Plants Rush Tests of Variety of Helicopter Plans

THE AVIATION NEWS

Washington Observer

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Air War

Late Model Zeros Lend New Life to Much Battered Jap Air Force

Marked improvement in Nipponese aviation equipment reported by Pacific observers; more powerful motors and armor protection give enemy formidable defense.
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Headline News Section

Coast Plane Plants Rush Tests of Variety of Helicopter Plans

Development of jet propulsion, increase of speeds to 300 mph., high-lift and small-size models sought in at least 26 projects.

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THE AVIATION NEWS

Washington Observer

McNUTT AND AIRCRAFT WAR PRODUCTION COUNCIL—The name of the National Aircraft War Production Council came up at the news conference of War Manpower Commissioner McNutt. What, asked McNutt, is the Aircraft War Production Council? Never heard of it.
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Personnel

The Assistant Secretary of War for Air, Robert A. Lovett, has presented the air medal to Mrs. Richard A. McMakin, whose husband, former Consolidated Vultee flight supervisor, was killed May 10 in a plane crash near San Diego. The medal was awarded in honor of McMakin’s survey of the flight route to Australia now being flown by Consairway for the Army.
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Transport

Oceanic Air Traffic Won’t Permit Stiff Competition, Patterson Says

Recommends legislation to forbid most lines from entering overwater service; says cooperative action may be best.
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Aircraft Production

Stout Says Plants Could Shift to Mass Auto Output After War

Urges "economy of speed" in development of freight transports; forecasts an air flivver man in street can buy and operate.

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Aircraft Production

Airlines Urge Caution in Granting Permits for Feeder, Pickup Routes

The airlines came into the Civil Aeronautics Board’s hearings last week to urge that it proceed cautiously in granting certificates for local, feeder and pickup service, while they agreed unanimously that such service is needed. A sentiment echoed by other witnesses was expressed by Lee Talman, executive vice-president of TWA, when he said establishment of local service seemed to be economically feasible, but should be done “on a sound basis, not a hysterical stampede.”
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Financial

Future Aircraft Earnings Not Likely to Be Reflected in Dividend Increases

Companies expected to continue policy of building up reserves or ploughing income back into business for future expansion.

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Headline News Section

President Favors Private Oversea Airlines, But No Pact Is Imminent

Press conference statement indicates even tentative conclusions with England have not been reached.

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Transport

Need for Separate Air Department Cited

Formation of strong U.S. group asked by Grover Loening, WPB aircraft consultant.
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