AVIATION: Out of Mothballs

Two of the biggest Government-owned aircraft plants were still being used mainly as warehouses until last week. Then Washington decided to put them to better use.

Lockheed Aircraft Corp. was asked by the Air Force to put the 2,000-ft.-long, 115-acre plant in Marietta, Ga. in shape for production. Where Bell Aircraft made B-47s during the war, Lockheed will start modifying B-29s. When Air Force procurement moves into high gear, Lockheed expects to start producing Boeing's six-jet B-47s as well as its own planes. To boss the new operation, Lockheed picked square-jawed James V. Carmichael, former Bell manager and onetime...

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