July 10, 1944

THE AVIATION NEWS

Washington Observer

Personnel

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THE AVIATION NEWS

Washington Observer

RUSSIANS’ TWIN-PURPOSE VISIT—Although the Russian aviation delegation is in the United States ostensibly for preliminary air conference talks, its members have spent much of their time outside Washington inspecting commercial airline operations throughout the country.
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Personnel

Walter Claassen, nationally known hotel man, has been appointed to the newly created position of director of food and restaurant service for Northwest Airlines. He will direct the setting up of a new uniform commissary service along the Northwest system and will improve the restaurant facilities operated by NWA in the Twin Cities, Fargo, Billings and Spokane.
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CAB Action

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THE AIR WAR

More Pacific Advances Are Near; Black Widow Joins Night Fighters

Commentator hints at Philippine landings by year-end; Kenney’s new Far-Eastern air force ready for stiffer Jap resistance; new data on night fighting techniques disclosed.
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FEDERAL DIGEST

Plane Gas Projects 80% Completed

Petroleum Administration lists progress of 100-octane program; summary of week’s activities in U. S. and war agencies.

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FINANCIAL

Lag in Airline Issues on Invasion Traced to Post-War Prospects

Peak of industry’s earning power probably set in 1943 for some time to come; failure of stocks to keep pace with rest of list is believed realistic appraisal of problems to be faced on end of conflict.
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TRANSPORT

West Virginia Aviation Problems Discussed at State Conference

Air-minded delegates from nearly 200 communities seek solution to difficult port situation in mountainous areas in forum at capital city of Charleston.

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Big Role Claimed for Diesel Planes

Proponents say ease of control, safety factor and economy will give prominent place in private aircraft market.

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PRIVATE FLYING

Allied Aviation Builds 3-Place Twin-Engine Light Amphibian

New craft, constructed almost entirely of plastic bonded plywood, is scheduled for test flights shortly; designed for sale below $4,000 in post-war market.

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EDITORIAL

Committee Goes to Work

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