Maj. Gen. B. E. Meyers, deputy assistant chief of air staff, Materiel. Maintenance and Distribution, is the acting commanding general of the Army Air Forces Materiel Command with headquarters at Wright Field. He temporarily succeeds Maj.
THE AVIATION NEWS
B-29 CREDIT—Press releases give ample indication that many persons and many companies participated in the program which led to the bombing of the Japanese homeland by Boeing’s B-29 “Superfortresses.” At the press preview of the B-29 in Wichita, Army officers and Boeing officials said it was impossible to name only a few of those responsible for the airplane.
U.S. Urged to Curb Over-Expansion of Air Transport After War
National City Bank of Cleveland, in study of industry, sees danger in uncontrolled development; doubts complete appraisal of separate companies can be made at present in view of current conditions and pending legislation.
THE AIR WAR
Strategic Air Operations Assume Global Pattern with B-29 Raids
Huge aerial battle fleet is capable of striking independent and decisive blows far behind battle lines to hasten weakening of enemy resistance.
By NAVIGATOR5 min
B-29 Tests and Output Record as Sensational as Plane Itself
Boeing Wichita, with single small factory turning out PT-17’s, was on heavy production schedule of Superfortresses within two years after construction of huge new plant.
By SCOTT HERSHEY4 min
Invasion Spurs Congress to Act on Plant Reconversion Program
WPB prepares order authorizing any manufacturer to acquire materials and components to make and test single models of projected post-war product.
Port Plans Stress Post-War Needs of Private Flying Groups
ACCA’s four-year program for building 20,000 small airfields and Randolph’s $100,000,000 bill for ten-year airport construction schedule indicative of trend.
By BLAINE STUBBLEFIELD4 min
Committee Formed for Post-War Research for Armed Forces
Charles E. Wilson to head group composed of four generals, four admirals and four top-ranking civilian scientists.
By WILLIAM G. KEY3 min
WPB Eases Rules on AA-1 and S-1 Use
Permits civilian or military plane repair shops in Alaska to employ rating and symbol; summary of U. S. and war agency activities.
By MARY PAULINE PERRY3 min
Soviet Reported in Agreement in Principle on U. S. Air Policy
Russia apparently willing to specify certain routes over her territory which she will permit friendly nations to use, official sources reveal.