AVIATION: Kaiser Takes to the Air

The biggest, most dramatic shake-up in transportation since the Wright Brothers got their flimsy biplane off the sand at Kitty Hawk is just around the corner—that is, if fabulous Henry J. Kaiser has his way. This week Engineer-Shipbuilder Kaiser pulled all the talk about air freighters right down to earth with a concrete proposal to build in 1943 at least 5,000 giant 70-ton flying boats like the Glenn L. Martin Mars.

"These ships could land 500,000 fully equipped men in England in a single day," he cried. "The next day they could fly over again with 70,000 tons of fresh milk,...

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