June 26, 1944

Personnel

THE AVIATION NEWS

Washington Observer

FINANCIAL

U.S. Urged to Curb Over-Expansion of Air Transport After War

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Personnel

Maj. Gen. B. E. Meyers, deputy assistant chief of air staff, Materiel. Maintenance and Distribution, is the acting commanding general of the Army Air Forces Materiel Command with headquarters at Wright Field. He temporarily succeeds Maj.
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THE AVIATION NEWS

Washington Observer

B-29 CREDIT—Press releases give ample indication that many persons and many companies participated in the program which led to the bombing of the Japanese homeland by Boeing’s B-29 “Superfortresses.” At the press preview of the B-29 in Wichita, Army officers and Boeing officials said it was impossible to name only a few of those responsible for the airplane.
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FINANCIAL

U.S. Urged to Curb Over-Expansion of Air Transport After War

National City Bank of Cleveland, in study of industry, sees danger in uncontrolled development; doubts complete appraisal of separate companies can be made at present in view of current conditions and pending legislation.
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THE AIR WAR

Strategic Air Operations Assume Global Pattern with B-29 Raids

Huge aerial battle fleet is capable of striking independent and decisive blows far behind battle lines to hasten weakening of enemy resistance.

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AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION

B-29 Tests and Output Record as Sensational as Plane Itself

Boeing Wichita, with single small factory turning out PT-17’s, was on heavy production schedule of Superfortresses within two years after construction of huge new plant.

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Invasion Spurs Congress to Act on Plant Reconversion Program

WPB prepares order authorizing any manufacturer to acquire materials and components to make and test single models of projected post-war product.
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PRIVATE FLYING

Port Plans Stress Post-War Needs of Private Flying Groups

ACCA’s four-year program for building 20,000 small airfields and Randolph’s $100,000,000 bill for ten-year airport construction schedule indicative of trend.

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Committee Formed for Post-War Research for Armed Forces

Charles E. Wilson to head group composed of four generals, four admirals and four top-ranking civilian scientists.

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FEDERAL DIGEST

WPB Eases Rules on AA-1 and S-1 Use

Permits civilian or military plane repair shops in Alaska to employ rating and symbol; summary of U. S. and war agency activities.

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TRANSPORT

Soviet Reported in Agreement in Principle on U. S. Air Policy

Russia apparently willing to specify certain routes over her territory which she will permit friendly nations to use, official sources reveal.
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