Biggest Gain

U.S. war production climbed another high plateau. Happily, WPBoss Donald Nelson summed up October:

> Overall output scored its biggest monthly gain since April; 5% over September.

>Aircraft was up 10% in number and value. A heartening 8,362 planes rolled off. (One year's production at this rate would be more than 100,000 planes.)

> Ammunition up 11%; ships up 5%; communications equipment (including radar) up 9%.

>Down 11% (according to plan) were combat vehicles, mostly tanks. Reasons: changed battle emphasis.

Perhaps the figures showed that "complacency" was not stunting production growth. Even more, they showed...

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