August 21, 1944

THE AIR WAR

Air-Ground Strategy Balks Nazi Counterattacks in France

THE AVIATION NEWS

Washington Observer

PRIVATE FLYING

Basic Training Contractor Makes Easy Shift Back to Civilian Job

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THE AIR WAR

Air-Ground Strategy Balks Nazi Counterattacks in France

Victory pattern, established in Libya and perfected in Tunisia and Italy, is being followed in invasion and may lead to crushing defeat of German armies in western Europe.
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THE AVIATION NEWS

Washington Observer

CUTBACK CONFUSION—The latest cutback confusion is only one facet of a deepening conflict in Washington between civilian and military groups for dominance of the national economy. The military men are reluctant to relinquish the power they have built up in the war period and shows signs of attempting to keep as much as possible.
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PRIVATE FLYING

Basic Training Contractor Makes Easy Shift Back to Civilian Job

E. Merritt Anderson has all the students his Milwaukee and Fond du Lac, Wis., schools and equipment can handle, after being canceled out of AAF work last March.

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Personnel

Edmund C. Sulzman, formerly chief field engineer of Wright Aeronautical Corp., of Paterson, N. J., has been named manager of the sales division of the engine company. As now organized, the entire sales and service activities of Wright will be under the broad direction of William B. Birren, but with the administration of these two divisions assigned to individual managers.
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Cutback Procedure Presents New Problems to Plane Industry

Sudden cancellations upset production programs, bring wave of voluntary quits where men are needed and prevent management planning, manufacturers report; say unexpected terminations nullify stay-on-the-job campaigns.

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FINANCIAL

Board of Investigation, Research Releases Study of Carrier Taxes

Report cites comparatively large levies on railroad property, pipelines and special imposts on buslines and traces main aviation taxes to net income, motor fuel and payrolls, which represented 92 per cent of airlines 1941 tax bill.
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EDITORIAL

The Surplus Plane Problem

DURING COMING MONTHS the government will place on public sale several thousand more personal type surplus aircraft. Some 4,000 already have been sold. These planes are being sold on an “as is, where is” basis, and, generally speaking, the purchasers have been satisfied that the basis of sale is fair to all concerned.

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PRIVATE FLYING

Eastern Small Port Problems Studied By CAA, Planning Groups

Washington area expected to need about 20 fields to handle the 2,000 to 3,000 aircraft likely to be in operation shortly after close of war.
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Aluminum Still Main Plane Material Despite Products of War Research

Magnesium, steel, wood and plastics expected to figure largely in picture, with trend toward utilization of all types in single units where each has physical and economic advantages.
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TRANSPORT

CAB Action

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