July 17, 1944

ACCA Sees Strong Air Industry Answer to Defense, Job Problems

Washington Observer

THE AIR WAR

Nazis Feeling Effect of Battle Against Strategic War Materials

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ACCA Sees Strong Air Industry Answer to Defense, Job Problems

Manufacturers’ report to Murray Committee cites need of constant research and preparedness as well as trade and cultural benefits resulting from broad aviation policy.

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Washington Observer

THE P-47—There were recurrent strong rumors only a month ago that the Army Air Forces was swinging back to the use of only liquid-cooled engines for its fighters. But the new increased schedule for P-47’s at least delays the swing. The P-47 has proved virtually incomparable as an all-purpose fighter and has won at least a partial victory for air-cooled engines.
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THE AIR WAR

Nazis Feeling Effect of Battle Against Strategic War Materials

Concentrated raids on oil sources expected to be reflected in further sharp curtailment within next few months of Luftwaffe and mechanized army activities.
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Personnel

Jack Frost has been named assistant to Lowell H. Swenson, manager of the National" Aeronautic Association. Frost was formerly a public relations director for several large companies before joining NAA. Y. L. Folio (photo), replaced A. C. Michaels as superintendent of Goody e a r Aircraft Corp.’s plant D, where Navy Corsair fighters are produced.
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Importance of Small Operator Stressed By Port Executives

Comprehensive program for development of private flying, local airport construction and beautification, standardization of practices and legislation formulated at Chicago convention.

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TRANSPORT

CAB Action

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TRANSPORT

ODT Asks Cut in Air Priorities in Move to Ease Congestion

Also suggests complete review of airline advertising with view to deterring rather than encouraging plane travel, in letters from ODT Director J. M. Johnson forwarded by ATA President Gorrell to airline officials.

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AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION

Industry Asks Aircraft Cutbacks Be Made First in Converted Plants

Spokesmen suggest to Murray War Contracts Subcommittee that cancellations become effective first among temporary manufacturers, such as auto industry, which have post-war markets waiting for them.
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PRIVATE FLYING

Geuting Asks Easier Rules for Flyers

Tells Murray Subcommittee that marked upturn in private flying will follow relaxation of strict regulation.
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Industry Blueprint

Stressing that all the planning underway by the War Department to maintain a stronger postwar aircraft industry and air force than before the war will be useless unless Congress approves sufficient funds, Robert P. Patterson, Under-Secretary of War, in a statement of major importance to aviation, told a Senate group last week that only through preservation of our plane plants can we be assured of maintaining world leadership in aviation.

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