AVIATION: Magic Carpet

Privately owned U.S. airlines are doing their biggest and most sensational job ever. Some of the details leaked out of Washington last week:

> When an Army post in fog-wrapped Alaska screamed for huge 10,000-gal. gas tanks and 4-ton gas trucks to go with them, the airlines sliced up the tanks and trucks with acetylene torches, stuffed the pieces into airplane bellies, flew them right to the post. Mechanics in Alaska welded them back together.

> One day this month over 30 heavily laden planes rumbled off rough, badly lighted fields in Labrador, winged across 800 miles of stormy water to secret...

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