Canada at War: ONTARIO: Victory Aircraft

Clarence Decatur Howe, Canada's prow-chinned, aggressive Minister of Reconstruction, announced a good deal for the Dominion: the sale of the $6,000,000 Government-owned Victory Aircraft Company at Malton (near Toronto). At one stroke he: 1) disposed of a big wartime property; 2) cut Canada in for a share of the postwar plane-manufacturing business.

The purchaser, the Hawker Siddeley Co. of London, which controls many of Britain's biggest aircraft concerns (e.g., A. V. Roe, Hawker Aircraft, Armstrong Whitworth), will continue to make the Lincoln bomber,* reportedly will switch to the Tudor, the civilian version of the Lincoln, after the war. The company has...

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