January 31, 1944

Headline News Section

OWI Report Reveals Colossal Job Done By Little-Publicized NATS

Personnel

THE AVIATION NEWS

Washington Observer

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Headline News Section

OWI Report Reveals Colossal Job Done By Little-Publicized NATS

Service carries 8,300,000 pounds of cargo and mail and 22,500 priority passengers monthly, survey reveals.

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Personnel

Harold W. Reilly has been promoted to assistant treasurer of the Ranger Aircraft Engines division of the Fairchild Engine & Airplane Corp. He came to the Ranger division as supervisor of the accounts payable department in 1941, after serving for 15 years with Smith-Barney Co., New York brokerage firm.
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THE AVIATION NEWS

Washington Observer

MYSTERY OF THE “MIDNIGHT MAULER”—It was puzzling to most aviation people when Wright Field announced the conversion of the Douglas A-20 bomber, a versatile craft, into a night fighter, armed with four 20 mm. cannon and designated officially as the P-70, and unofficially as the “Midnight Mauler.”
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TRANSPORT

CAB Examiner Approves Northeast’s N.Y.-Boston Route Application

Report of Thomas L. Wrenn cites local nature of traffic and benefits to be obtained from constructive competition with American.

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TRANSPORT

Wide Interest in Airport Planning Revealed in Kansas City Meeting

635 representatives from 140 cities and towns in 14 states attend two-day conference on Midwest post-war aviation program.
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THE AIR WAR

Long-Range Escort Fighters Ease Work of Busy Bomber Crews

Allies eliminate good part of costly toll of daylight bombing by providing defensive cover all the way and back.
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TRANSPORT

Two Department Stores Apply to CAB for Helicopter Permits

Mandel Brothers of Chicago, and Hecht’s of Washington, seek air route certificates; other applications filed during week.
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FINANCIAL

Preferreds Hold Leading Position in Number of Aircraft Companies

Sinking fund provision of Consolidated-Vultee $1.25 issue soon to become operative; cumulative as to dividends.

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Headline News Section

Lea Continues Fight for Aviation Bill

Steamship interests push for right to operate aircraft.

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TRANSPORT

Plane-Ship Travel Analyzed in Study

Overseas air fares may approximate steamship rates in several years, ATA research chief says.
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