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:
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.
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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