Business: Pan Am in Brazil

The vulnerable eastern hump of Brazil, which sticks out sore-thumb-like on all maps of U.S. grand strategy, is for one U.S. corporation already an active fighting front. The corporation: Pan American Airways. On the hump, Pan Am lines parallel Axis airlines; and there, at U.S. Government behest, Pan Am last week was busy improving or building twelve air bases, ringing the hump.

The difficulties in Pan Am's way are as real as war and not unlike it. Pan Am men confront Axis agents, spies and businessmen every day. A progress report on the new...

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