World War: IN THE AIR: Pan Am Stretches

Last week Pan American Airways stretched its lines to within 6,000 miles of encircling the globe. The company was authorized by the U.S. Government to set up a ferry and transport service to Africa.

Although preparations for the move had been in progress for some time. Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill, in their nautical conversations fortnight ago, apparently agreed that the Near East and North Africa would soon be a hot spot of war. The British were ready to go into Iran, anxious to go into Libya. The U.S. was fearful lest the...

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