Cook, John, 1899-
- Existence: 1899-
John Cook was born in Scotland in 1899. He served in the military for thirty-six years (including service in the First World War I) and was later a Quality Control Inspector for the Air Force Aircraft program at Boeing. In his youth, Cook was a mechanic in Buick's Liberty Engine program, and in this capacity he worked on the engines that powered the first circumnavigation of the globe by air. The pilots who made the trip gifted the American flag that they had carried on the trip to John Cook upon their arrival back home.
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Abstract Born in Scotland, John Cook (1899-) was a mechanic who worked on the engines that powered the Douglas World Cruisers that completed the first circumnavigation of the globe by air. Cook also served in the military for thirty-six years and later was a Quality Control Inspector for the Air Force Aircraft program at Boeing. The collection contains photographs, slides, and textual materials primarily related to his time at Boeing as well as some photographs and documents related to his contribution...