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Reminiscences of Donald Wills Douglas : oral history, 1959.

Creator: Douglas, Donald W. 1892-1981.
Project: Henry H. Arnold project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript 137 leaves.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Aircraft manufacturer.

Scope and Contents

Family background; Naval Academy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; aeronautical design; chief engineer, Martin Company, Los Angeles, 1915-16, Cleveland, 1917-20; chief, aeronautical engineering, United States Signal Corps, 1916-17; Davis-Douglas Company, 1920; Douglas Company, 1921-28; Douglas Aircraft Company, 1928 to present. Comments on early aviation, planes, engines, changes in the aircraft industry, relation with government and military agencies; early designs, DC1-3, B-19; recollections of General H.H. Arnold, Glenn Martin, Harry Chandler, Howard Hughes, and other pioneers in aviation.


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