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Boeing Company

 Organization

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Abraham L. Brearcliffe Jr. Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 1984-08-30-B
Abstract Abraham Lincoln Brearcliffe, Jr. (1899-1984) was born in Washington state and worked for Boeing from 1930-1945. The collection features photographs, clippings and newsletters, foreman's materials, labor union membership books, and assorted ephemera from Brearcliffe's time at Boeing, most of which are almost exclusively from the war years (1941-1945).

William Hough "Bill" Cook Jr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2017-10-26
Abstract The William Hough “Bill” Cook, Jr. Papers are comprised of documents, photographs, newspaper clippings, and memorabilia pertaining to the life and work of Bill Cook, Jr. A significant portion of this collection is made up of correspondence, both personal and professional. Major topics include the Boeing high speed wind tunnel, the B-29, B-47, and B-17 bombers, the development of the YC-14 short takeoff and landing (STOL) aircraft, and research on supersonic transport.

Kenneth B. Luplow Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2015-05-20
Content Description The Kenneth B. Luplow Collection is a small collection consisting of a logbook and notebook dating to Luplow's time working for Boeing in the 1940s. The logbook spans 1941-1946, and documents Luplow's role as flight engineer on many first flights, including the XB-29 and XC-97 and XPBB-1. Other test flights documented include ones for B-17 variants. Test pilots documented in the log include J.B. Fornasero, Elliott Merrill, A.C. Reed, Edmund T. Allen, Robert Lamson, J.A. Fraser, R.M....

Dan Perkins Collection of B-17F Training Materials

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: 2018-00-00-130
Content Description The Dan Perkins Collection of B-17F Training Materials consists of documents and training materials related to B-17s. It includes: a travel itinerary for a Boeing Company engineer dated August 31, 1943; Boeing Aircraft Company internal memo from Chief Engineer W. E. Beall asking for donations for War Chest Drive, October 10, 1942; copies of Boeing Aircraft Company letterhead; and B-17F Training materials from the Boeing Flying Fortress School, version dated April 20, 1943.The B-17...

Gerald Schackman B-17 Fundraising Collection

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: 1985-07-08-C
Content Description The Gerald Schackman B-17 Fundraising Collection consists of one black-and-white photo of B-17F "Spirit of Woodside/Sunnyside" and a copy of the newspaper Woodside Herald for Feb. 26, 1943 that has an article about the Woodside/Sunnyside Bomber Fundraising campaign. This photograph and article are examples of media produced for fundraising for planes that never actually existed. The photographed had been doctored to look like a plane was...

McMurray, Sandy -- oral history interview, 2020 February 27

 File
Scope and Contents Pilot Henry Sanford “Sandy” McMurray is interviewed about his military and commercial flying careers. He discusses his service with the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II, including his flight training with the Civilian Pilot Training Program, his service with the 305th Bombardment Group in the European Theater, and his service with the Air Transport Command in the Pacific Theater. He then shares highlights from his time as a commercial pilot for ONAT (Orvis Nelson Air Transport) and...

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