PRODUCTION: New Record for Douglas

During the month of May Douglas Aircraft Co. produced 13,096,000 lb. of combat and cargo planes—more than one-fifth (by weight) of the output of the entire industry. That figure was one and a half times the Douglas production rate a year ago.

Thirteen million pounds of aircraft would equal more than 2,000 individual planes of the average weight (6,400 lb.) produced so far this year, or more than 200 huge transports like Douglas' new DC-4 (which weighs 32 tons loaded). But dark, saturnine Donald Wills Douglas (whose friends say "his rare moments of...

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