AIR: Liners into Transports

The Nazis in Norway and Crete, the Japs at Sumatra have shown what air transports can do in modern war. In that department the U.S. Army has not been overly well supplied. Before World War II broke out, the Army laid claim to 42 Douglas transports. Since then it has been snatching planes off Douglas and Lockheed assembly lines as fast as they were built. It has also grabbed eagerly at the ships of commercial airlines; it bagged 120 of them before Pearl Harbor. Last week it added 25 urgently needed commercial planes to its stock. How many it now...

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