For the first time this summer, the War Production Board had good news from the munition front:
> July aircraft production was up 5% over June. Specific increases: fighters 19%, transports 8%, heavy bombers 13%.
> Navy ship production was up 7%, ground ordnance 6%, signal equipment 17%.
>Though output of merchant ships declined 4%, prospects for meeting 1943 schedules were still good.
> Total July munitions production was up 3%. For months the production curve had edged upward by minuscule degrees, had fallen well below the ambitious schedules. To WPB officials, the July figures indicated that production had finally broken out of...