National Defense: Planes from Detroit

The U. S. public last week got its answer to the big question: When, and on what scale, was the automobile industry going to turn its mass-production genius into the job of building airplanes for national defense? Fortnight ago, Ford and Chrysler announced that they would help with the business of building bombers. Last week the rest of the answer came from G. M.'s President Charles Erwin Wilson (successor to Big Bill Knudsen). General Motors was going into the bomber business, too. From the three, the U. S. should get its bombers at the...

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