October 25, 1943

THE AIR WAR

Bomber Losses in the Big League: Are They Becoming Too Costly?

THE AVIATION NEWS

Washington Observer

Personnel

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THE AIR WAR

Bomber Losses in the Big League: Are They Becoming Too Costly?

Spectacular Axis toll in few raids recently has created false im pression of rise in loss rates, whereas record shows drop in cost of allied attacks, Navigator says.
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THE AVIATION NEWS

Washington Observer

PRIVATE GENERAL ARNOLD—The commanding general of the Army Air Forces rarely holds a news conference and when he does it’s an event. When he finally does hold a news conference and then bars the working press generally, that’s more than an event.
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Personnel

United Air Lines, with 3,000 women employees, has established a women’s counselor service. Eastern division at Chicago will be headed by Mrs. Clara Parker (left) and Mildred Howard will have charge of western division at San Francisco. Women are serving as passenger agents, traffic saleswomen, Link Trainer operators, radio operators, shop workers and at other jobs.
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Missouri-Pacific Railroad Asks To Add Air Service for 108 Cities

Missouri-Pacific Railroad Asks to Add Air Service for 108 Cities

Application brings to more than 60 the number of common carriers which have filed petitions with CAB; More truck and steamship lines apply.

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Aviation News

Don't Underestimate Post-War Airline Possibilities, Pogue Warns

Urges broader thinking and less attention to past statistics in esti mating future per capita passenger volume; foresees lower rates that will combine with speed and flexibility to set new demands by business.

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Aviation News

Congress to Rule on Right of GAO to Audit Cancelled War Contracts

Aircraft industry, already in precarious financial position, seeks sizable cash payment on termination of orders, with protracted bookkeeping to be done later; compromise expected.

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Aircraft Production

Plane Output Expected to Exceed 8,000 This Month; 9,000 in Sight

Primary material supply adequate except for shortage of bear ings; Manpower continues to be principal problem; Army continues to stress heavy bombers.

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Financial

$100,000,000 Rail Equipment Firm Re-Enters Aviation with New Gliders

Launching of Airborne Transport, Inc., new West Coast firm manufacturing troop carriers, marks return of General American Transportation Corp. for another try at air industry.

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Aviation News

Sikorsky, Stout Back Greyhound Plan for 14-Passenger Helicopter Buses

Aviation engineers testify at CAB hearing on route applications that production and operation of rotor-powered vehicles could be effected immediately.
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High Time for Unity

Sugar Coating Our Losses

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