AVIATION: More Commandeering

U.S. airlines were told to ante up again last week; by Aug. i the Government wants to hand 24 big Douglas transports over to the British for troop-toting. With this requisition, U.S. airlines will have given up 120 transports since January 1940, and will be left with only 346 ships (their estimated needs: 461).

By juggling schedules and repair lay-ups, airline operators have thus far been able to maintain all flights. But last week's snatch will put an end to that. American Airlines will suspend two daily trips on the Chicago-Buffalo-Albany-Boston run. Eastern,...

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