March 20, 1944

THE AIR WAR

Battle of Berlin in Final Stages as AAF Steps Up Daylight Raids

THE AVIATION NEWS

Washington Observer

Personnel

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THE AIR WAR

Battle of Berlin in Final Stages as AAF Steps Up Daylight Raids

American forces take over what’s left of job with large scale precision bombing of vital points which escaped obliteration night attacks by RAF.
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THE AVIATION NEWS

Washington Observer

INDUSTRY TRADE ASSOCIATION—Industry insiders appear confident that the conference of East and West Coast officials of the National Aircraft War Production Council, scheduled next month in Los Angeles, will bring long-awaited action on a single, strong trade association for the aircraft industry.
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Personnel

Howard A. Benzel has been appointed vice-president in charge of engineering and a director of Scott Aviation Corp., Lancaster, N. Y. He has been chief engineer since 1941, charged with all engineering, research and development work. Before joining Scott, he had charge of all instrument work at Buffalo Aeronautical Corp.
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FINANCIAL

Convair Likely to Enter Post-War Era in Strong Financial Position

Tremendous production volume and reported backlog of three billion expected to add further to company’s equity values this year.

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AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION

Aircraft Industry Does Record War Job at Low Profit Level

Earnings under all other major manufacturing divisions, SEC reveals in comprehensive survey of corporation incomes.
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TRANSPORT

CAB Report on Feeder Survey Assailed By ATA as Short Sighted

Recommendation of Examiners Madden and Beitel that expansion of existing routes be limited to cities over 25,000 population particularly criticized as leading to needless subsidy and confusion.

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Headline News Section

House Forming Select Committee to Study Post-War Air Problems

Woodrum chosen to head group organized to make comprehensive survey of outlook with view to planning program to meet defense and civilian needs of country.

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Headline News Section

Financing Programs Add to Chaos of Reconversion Discussions

Aircraft industry, with tremendous stake in post-war era, and facing possible precipitate declines in operations, expected to be particularly in need of new funds.
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AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION

Formation of Aviation Commission Urged to Map Industrial Policy

United Aircraft’s Vice-Chairman Wilson asks for body similar to Morrow group to recommend Congressional program for post-war reconversion.
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Headline News Section

Production Mars to Fly More Cargo

Built-in fittings permit conversion to passenger, troop or hospital plane.
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