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West, Harry


Biographical Note

Harry West was a flight engineer for Boeing, circa 1930s. He was on the the very first test flight of the Boeing C-75 Stratoliner (Model 307), circa December 1938, with test pilot Edmund T. Allen; Julius Barr as flight observer alternate copilot; Earl A. Ferguson, copilot; and Arthur Gaylord, representative of Wright Aeronautical Corporation. No further information is known.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

The Julius A. Barr Clippings

Identifier: 2018-00-00-3
Abstract Julius A. Barr (1905-1939) was born in Normal, Illinois and spent time as a personal pilot to Chinese military figures in the mid-1930s as well as worked as a Boeing test pilot from 1938-1939. The collection contains four clippings related to Barr's time at Boeing and his death.

William Hough "Bill" Cook Jr. Papers

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.

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