Texas Almanac, 1941-1942 Page: 12
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Dallas-always one of the most air-minded of
cities-now becomes one of America's great avia-
tion centers. Climate, flying facilities, skilled
labor, ideal manufacturing conditions-all dove-
tail to make Dallas a foremost aviation center.
North American Aviation, Inc., is
building a $7,000,000 Dallas air-
plane fatcory, to employ 12,000
workers and to produce 400 mili-
tary planes per month. Southern
Aircraft Corporation is complet-
ing a plant which will employ 400
workers. The United States Navy
is building a $1,000,000 Naval
Reserve Aviation Base, with a per-
manent personnel of 150, to train
1,200 students a year. Dallas Avia-
tion School is training 650 flying
cadets and 200 mechanics for the
United States Army Air Corps.
At Love Field, Dallas, the aviation
industries have 700 employees,
with an annual pay roll of more
than $2,500,000. Dallas originates
more air mail, express and passen-
gers than any other city in the
Southwest-more, on a per capita
basis, than any other in the Nation.
And Dallas has just voted $250,000
bonds for airport improvements,
plus $500,000 in bonds to finance
self-liquidating investments for the
The Industrial Department of the Dallas Chamber
of Commerce is prepared to work with the avia-
tion industry in meeting its requirements.
Dallas Chamber of Commerce
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