ARMY & NAVY: Biggest Order

Last week Assistant Secretary of War F. Trubee Davison signed contracts with five aviation companies to build 162 U. S. Army airplanes for $5,000,000. When completed as part of the Army's five-year air expansion program, these planes will constitute the largest unit ever added to the U. S. airfleet in peacetime.

Contractees were the Boeing Airplane Co. of Seattle; Curtiss Aeroplane & Motor Co. Inc. of Garden City, L. I.; Douglas Aircraft Inc., of Santa Monica, Calif.: Fokker Aircraft Corp. of America, of Hassbrouck Heights, N. J.; Berliner-Joyce Aircraft Corp. of Baltimore.

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