Texas Almanac, 1943-1944 Page: 14
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1 i TEXAS ALMANAC.-1943-44.
A G. 1
What This Advertisement Stated in 1941
manent personnel of 150 to train
1 200 students a year. Dallas Avi-
ation School is training 650 fly-
ing cadets and 200 mechanics for
the United States Army Air
At Love Field Dallas the avia-
tion industries have 700 employ-
ees, with an annual pay roll of
more than $2,500,000. Dallas or-
iginates more air mail, express
and passengers 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
North American Aviation, Inc., is
building a $7,000,000 Dallas air-
plane factory, 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-
North American Aviation, Inc., has built two plants, a trainer and fighter factory and a
bomber factory at a total cost of $35,000,000 and employing 50,000 workers. Southern
Aircraft Corporation plant has been tripled in size and number of employees. The Naval
Air Base is now a full Naval Air Station and seven times its original size.
At Love Field, Lockheed Aircraft Corporation has built a tremendous Modification Plant
costing many millions of dollars and employing many thousands of men and women. The
Headquarters of the 5th Ferrying Group of the Air Transport Command, with several
thousand fliers and personnel, has also been established at Love Field. Several million
dollars have been invested in buildings and hangars by this Headquarters. Commercial
aviation continues to expand in proportion to other development.
We have come a long ways in two years and still going.
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
Dallas-always one of the
most air-minded of cities-
now becomes one of Amer-
ica's great aviation centers.
Climate, flying facilities,
skilled labor, ideal manu-
facturing conditions - all
dovetail to make Dallas a
foremost aviation center.
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Texas Almanac, 1943-1944, book, 1943; Dallas, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117165/m1/16/: accessed September 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.