May 8, 1944

THE AVIATION NEWS

Washington Observer

Financial

Aircraft Bears Fail to Account for Normal Growth, Says Analysis

Headline News Section

Sees Further Rise in Small Motors

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THE AVIATION NEWS

Washington Observer

CMP REORGANIZATION—Wholesale revisions in the Controlled Materials Plan are in the cards, although nothing definite has taken shape. Proud of its achievement in solving the chronic materials distribution problem, WPB shrinks from abandoning CMP but realizes the plan can’t be retained permanently, with reconversion problems in sight.
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Financial

Aircraft Bears Fail to Account for Normal Growth, Says Analysis

Hare’s Ltd., distributors of Aviation Group Shares, advances constructive view as to industry’s current position; sees I960 as possible peak year for production around five billion.

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Headline News Section

Sees Further Rise in Small Motors

WPB Group forecasts sharp increase in fractional horsepower types by mid-1945; summary of week in U.S. and war agencies.

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The Air War

New Improvements Give Allied Tactical Planes Important Edge

Increased speed and firepower, teardrop canopy, "para-frags” and development of fighter-bomber important factors in invasion raids.
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Transport

TWA Buys Hawaiian Line Interest in 2d Overseas Expansion Move

Acquisition of 20 percent of shares announced simultaneously with cancellation of own application for route to Hawaii in favor of smaller company’s request.

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Personnel

Brig. Gen. John M. Clark, commanding general Middletown, Pa., Air Depot, Air Service Command was awarded the Legion of Merit because he “conceived, planned and developed mobile repair units designed to bring repair facilities to crash landed aircraft, thereby effecting a saving of two-thirds non-operational time.
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Invasion and the Final Challenge

The idea that our national security some day would depend upon the successful invasion of continental Europe by our armed forces was inconceivable to the average American but a few short years ago. Yet, today our whole strength is assembled to that very action and for assuring a sound and permanent peace.
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Private Flying

Lightplane Leaders Discuss Design, Outlook at Detroit Meeting

Record crowd of about 400 gathers for sessions on post-war production and distribution problems sponsored by Institute of Aeronautical Sciences.

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Headline News Section

Woodrum Group Studies Army’s Argument for Unified Air Force

Vice Admiral McCain to be one of principal witnesses appearing for Navy this week, when hearings are to be resumed.

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Transport

C&S Recommended for Route Linking Detroit and Memphis

Report of Examiners Wrenn and Ruhlen would permit completion of long leg in direct border-to-border air service.
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