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January 2, 1945

Briefing for January

Down the Years in AVIATION'S Log

WHAT DOES AMERICA WANT?

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Briefing for January

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Down the Years in AVIATION'S Log

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WHAT DOES AMERICA WANT?

IT is THE PURPOSE of this editorial, the thirty-first of a series, to state the urgent need for a clear declaration of American policy in world affairs. Within the past few weeks there has been a wakening conviction in this country that the determination of international arrangements cannot safely be put aside until victory has been won.
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EDITORIAL

Sustaining of Our Air Power Is USEFUL Work

OUT OF THE FIERY CRUCIBLE OF WAR, many changed ideas are emerging. One of the most important of these is the brand new thought that our physical and our economic security as a nation are supplementary and interdependent. For many years we believed that the building of a defensive establishment constituted an overly great and undesirable strain upon our fiscal resources.
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BUILDING MAIN STREETS FOR AMERICA'S AVIATION

An airminded Congressman who has sponsored development legislation points out the urgent need for airport expansion and sets forth guiding policies for the program.

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Air Power—The Key To Peace and Prosperity

An outstanding industry leader analyzes the airplane's role in shaping the course of world history—as a basis for establishing American air policy.

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Industrial Research Is a Postwar Indispensable

Finding a crying need for better documentation of our many steps forward, the author further sees a lack of sharp attention to what "the other fellow" is doing. Moreover, he warns that research will suffer irreparable damage unless the trend toward paralyzing postwar economies is curbed .... First of an important new group of articles gaging the meanings and values of research.

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FINANCE

Foreign Trade Offers A Key to Postwar Solvency

Huge trade balances and gold stocks held in the U. S. give export markets new postwar importance. But, says our financial editor, planning must have priority right now—if this trade, so vital for building the peace, is to get a true flying start... First article in a salient new series.

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MARKETING

"PLANE WISE— AND PART FOOLISH"

No two ways about it—a really thriving personal plane business can't be built unless it's backed by a fast-clicking system for supplying replacements, accessories, and materials in "over the counter" style. Grounding of planes for lack of parts will quickly ground the business for lack of customers, if we insist on being—

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Aviation Research—Engineering—Production

DESIGN ANALYSIS OF The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Renowned pioneer of four-engine heavy bombers, this fast longrange aerial battleship has won unstinted praise of pilots and crews and wholesome respect of foe in every war-theater. This 10th in AVIATION'S unparalleled series of design analyses presents a comprehensive word-and-illustration treatment of B-17 basic details of structure and equipment that underlie the bomberslugger's established reputation.

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