National Geographic : 1942 Jan
The National Geographic Magazine .* Wish World Skilled Mechanics Put Last Touches on Four-motored Army Bombers This is the final assembly line at Consolidated Aircraft's plant, which builds planes for many lands, from England and Australia to Canada and Java (pages 45, 48). After testing, "some fly cast and some fly west, and some fly over the cuckoo's nest." Month by month, production is steadily increasing. Consolidated flying boats are now being constructed in Soviet Russia under supervision of American engineers. In the fall of 1941, a Russian-built plane flew to Puget Sound and returned via Alaska and Siberia a week later. ,, dW 1.3 ****"