AVIATION: Flying a Tiger

When twelve combat veterans of Major General Claire Chennault's famed Flying Tigers sank their savings into an airline in 1945, they were sold on the future of air freight. But, as one Flying Tiger Line executive moaned: "The only trouble is, we've often gone nearly broke trying to get other people to see it." Last week the Tiger Line thought that people were beginning to see things its way. On a gross of $4,964,168, some 60% higher than last year, the line reported a $500,346 net profit (including a $183,500 carryback credit)...

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