WAR FRONT: Wings Over South America

Long a nightmare to the U.S. State Department has been the Nazi airline web in South America (TIME, Jan. 27). German pilots fly regularly over 18,850 route miles, most of them in highly strategic territory, some of them just a short jump from the Panama Canal. But last week the web was weakening, looked as if it might, some day disappear.

In Peru, one strand was swept out completely: Lufthansa Peru. Tiny L.P. operated only two old Junkers over a 1,210-mile route, had a total investment of scarcely more than $50,000. But it pegged the German luftweb on the West Coast,...

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