AVIATION: The Biggest Job Begins

U.S. airlines were hell-bent last week on the biggest and fastest expansion in world aviation history. Within a few months airline operators expect to triple the number of planes they fly, double their personnel of skilled pilots and ground workers, extend their routes to every corner of the world, triple their air-freight tonnage.

However fantastic, this is neither airline propaganda nor an operator's pipe-dream. It was announced at an eye-popping press conference in Washington by cheerful, down-to-earth General Harold Lee ("Bombardment") George, chief of the Army's newly formed Air Transport Command. A...

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