November 27, 1944

Personnel

THE AIR WAR

U. S. Air Crisis Develops in China as Jap Forces Swing Westward

Congressional Flight School "Converts” with Little Difficulty

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Personnel

Christopher de Groot, formerly U. S. sales representative of Pan American-Grace Airways, has been appointed general traffic manager to head the line’s traffic and sales activities in North and South America. De Groot’s head-quarters will be in New York, but he will spend some time at Panagra’s South American head-quarters in Lima, Peru, and other industrial centers.
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THE AIR WAR

U. S. Air Crisis Develops in China as Jap Forces Swing Westward

Nipponese capture of "bomb Tokyo” bases and attempt to establish impregnable line of defense in China brings war in that theater to highest pitch since 1938.
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Congressional Flight School "Converts” with Little Difficulty

Organization, operated by Arthur Hyde reopened last June after being closed two years by coastal security ban, now has from 500 to 600 students.

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FINANCIAL

Revived Interest in Aircrafts Puts Some Issues at New ’44 Highs

Marked advances in a few cases registered with no actual change in company’s physical properties or prospects, analysis of leading shares discloses.
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Army Allots Over 100 New Planes to Essential Civilian Users

Aircraft involved in recent action by Army were not surplus aircraft but models taken in most cases from production lines and shifted to non-military operation.
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Vital Problems Still Unsettled as Chicago Talks Near Close

Freedom of the air and closely inter-related subject of traffic quotas are left undecided in first draft of document drawn up by top men of U. S., Britain and Canada.

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PRIVATE FLYING

Fairchild Head Sees Wide Spread in Personal Plane Needs, Prices

J. Carleton Ward says consensus of customers’ specifications calls for aircraft costing about $13,500 to produce, with average purchaser expecting to pay from $1,500 to $2,500.

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TRANSPORT

Cab’s Multiple Taxation Group Asks Levies to Aid Aviation

Committee, in two day discussion on Washington, lays groundwork for possible recommendations in report to Congress.

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THE AVIATION NEWS

Washington Observer

OVER-EXUBERANCE—Tendency on the part of municipalities and even states, to ask for more than they will reasonably need of airport funds out of the proposed billion dollar airport law, is expected to be curbed by the requirement that federal funds be matched by local funds.
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PRODUCTION

Coast Industry Cold to Program for Limited Conversion in East

Aircraft manufacturers keeping watchful eye on San Francisco hearings of Committee to Investigate Effects of Centralization of Heavy Industry.
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