AIR: Panafrica

Last week, for better or for worse, the Army took over the Pan American Airways' ferry service to and across Africa. Thus ended a row which has raged hind-scenes for months between Pan Am's tough, ambitious, globe-minded President Juan Trippe and the Air Transport Command's equally tough and determined Major General Harold Lee ("Bombardment") George.

Panafrica originated after the meeting of Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill off Newfoundland last year. The row originated when airline-hungry Juan Trippe discovered that the Army wanted him to pioneer the service (at Government expense), then turn it over to the military.

In spite of his protests...

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