Army & Navy: A Curve Flattens

From factory, yard and alley shop the streams of U.S. production joined to make a great flood. But not all the tributary streams were bank-full. One vital stream1— aircraft production—even showed signs of leveling off. It was far from the high-water mark promised when production goals were set months ago.

In February's short working month the U.S. produced 5,500 military aircraft. The proportion of combat craft among them had grown to 65% from the 50% of last summer. The proportion of four-motored bombers in the total had undoubtedly grown, too.

Yet the overall production curve had not shown signs...

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