U.S. At War: A-1 -A for Airplanes

"The American people would be given a jolt far worse than Pearl Harbor if they knew the manner in which materials to go into airplanes have been sidetracked and scuttled by brass hats in Washington. . . . Aircraft production is expected to fall off within six months unless the outmoded priority system is remedied. . . ."

That was what Wayne W. Parrish, editor of American Aviation, wrote last week.

The whole aviation industry was hopping mad; the Air Forces felt like a redheaded stepchild. The Army-Navy joint board had not yet seen fit...

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