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Kenneth B. Luplow Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2015-05-20
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. Robbins, and N.D. Showalter. Many locations in Washington state are recorded inlcuding Boeing Field and Paine Field, as well as Moses Lake, Renton, and Seattle. Outside of Washington, locations listed include Wichita and Salina, Kansas; Washington, D.C.; New York City; Fort Worth, Texas; Dayton, Ohio; and Denver, Colorado.

The notebook is a small reference item Luplow used in his role as Director of European Sales. His address noted inside is in Brusells, Belgium. The notebook includes both typed and handwritten notes regarding sales information for the Boeing Stratocruiser (model 377) and technical specifications comparing the Stratocruiser to the Lockheed model 749 (Constellation) and Douglas DC-6. There is a photograph of the Stratocruiser as well as some 3-view diagrams. The notebook is undated but circa late 1940s.


  • 1941 - circa 1949


Language of Materials

All materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research and is accessible in the Dahlberg Research Center by appointment. For more information contact us.

Conditions Governing Use

The Museum of Flight (TMOF) Archives is the owner of the physical materials in the archives and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from TMOF archives before any publication use. TMOF does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from copyright owners. Consult repository for more details.


0.1 Cubic Feet (2 letter size folders)

Biographical Note: Kenneth B. Luplow

Kenneth B. Luplow was born on September 19, 1919 in the Rochester, New York area. He joined The Boeing Company in the 1930s, and was trained in Aeronautical Engineering at Boeing and at Cornell University. He initially served as a Flight Engineer and was eventually promoted to Director of European Sales. No further information is known.
Guide to the Kenneth B. Luplow Collection
Completed - Level 1
N. Davis
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Language of description
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1st edition

Repository Details

Part of the The Museum of Flight Archives Repository

9404 East Marginal Way South
Seattle Washington 98108-4097

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