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  McDonnell Douglas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Douglas continued to develop new aircraft, including the successful four-engined DC-6 (1946) and their last prop-driven commercial aircraft, the DC-7 (1953).
Both companies were eager to enter the new missile business, Douglas moving from producing air-to-air rockets and missiles to entire missile systems under the 1956 Nike program and becoming the main contractor of the Skybolt ALBM program and the Thor ballistic missile program.
Douglas was strained by the cost of the DC-8 and DC-9, and the companies began to sound each other out about a merger.
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 Guardian | Donald Douglas
Although Douglas took the firm that his aviation pioneer father created into the space age, and developed successful airliners, these achievements came after the dramatic early days, and he never achieved the glamour that was attached to his father.
Douglas moved to McDonnell's base in St Louis to become senior vice-president of the new McDonnell Douglas firm, which was a key developer of the F18 Hornet, as well as cruise missiles.
Douglas is survived by his wife Linda, and a daughter from an earlier marriage.
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 Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > McDonnell Douglas
Douglas had been chief engineer at Glenn L. Martin, he left and established Davis-Douglas Company in early 1920 in Los Angeles, he bought out his backer and renamed the firm the Douglas Company in 1921.
In 1933 Douglas produced a commercial two-engined transport the DC-2[?], following it with the famous DC-3 in 1936.
The war was a major earner for Douglas as well, the company produced almost 30,000 aircraft from 1942 to 1945 and the workforce swelled to 160,000.
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 Donald Wills Douglas Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
Donald Wills Douglas was born on April 6, 1892, in Brooklyn, New York.
Douglas accepted the challenge and produced the DC-1 (for Douglas Commercial), which was first flown on July 1, 1933, and was able to carry 12 passengers at a cruising speed of 170 mph.
Douglas was an expert at the art of "stretching a design." The DC-4 was elongated to become the DC-6 and later the DC-7.
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 McDonnell Douglas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The company was founded from the firms of and Donald Wills Douglas.
As part of their wartime work Douglas had established a USAAF think-tank, a group that would later become the RAND Corporation.
McDonnell made a number of missiles, including the unusual, as well as experimenting with hypersonic flight, research that enabled them to gain a substantial share of the NASA projects Mercury and Gemini.
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 The Rise and Fall of Donald Douglas - March 2006
Donald Douglas was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1892, the second son of William and Dorothy Douglas.
Douglas, for his part, was dismayed by Martin’s primitive (in his view) and intuitive approach to engineering.
Douglas recognized that the biplane formula was obsolete and introduced a new design that catered to his inveterate interest in the sea.
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 Donald Douglas, a short biographys   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Donald Wills Douglas, the second son of an assistant cashier of the National Park Bank, was born in Brooklyn, New York, April 6, 1892, and started his education at Trinity Chapel School in New York City.
Because of his academic performance, Douglas was immediately hired at MIT as an assistant professor in aeronautics.
Douglas was determined to make it on his own, in spite of having only $600 and a family to support.
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 Donald W. Douglas.
Donald Wills Douglas was one of the most famous aircraft builders in the history of aviation.
Douglas' new company steadily grew stronger, building planes for the army air corps, the army, and the U.S. Post Office in the 1920s.
Douglas' reputation was so great that Fortune magazine wrote in 1941 that "the development of the airplane in the days between the wars is the greatest engineering story there ever was, and in the heart of it is Donald Douglas."
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 Douglas aircraft: Douglas aircraft company - wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Boeing: donald.wills.douglas.sr. -- ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Douglas left Martin in 1916 when the company merged with the Wright Company and moved to the eastern United States.
Douglas douglas aircraft, born in 1892 in New York douglas aircraft, began building bombers and passenger transports in Santa Monica douglas aircraft, California.
Douglas Aircraft was acquired by McDonnell in 1967 to form McDonnell Douglas.
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 McDonnell Douglas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Douglas had been chief engineer at Glenn L. Martin, he left and established Davis-Douglas Company in early 1920 in Los Angeles, he bought out his backer and renamed the firm the Douglas Company in 1921.
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 Los Angeles Then and Now
Douglas, a New York native and graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, moved to Los Angeles in 1920 to take advantage of its grand flying weather.
Douglas asked his chief engineer and test pilot, Frank Collbohm, and a renowned architect, H Roy Kelley, to devise a way to camouflage the plant.
Obituary: Donald W Douglas Jr (the page after that) - the passing of an era (and the last of the camouflage photos)...
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 Donald W. Douglas
Donald Wills Douglas attended the U.S. Naval Academy and then became the first aeronautical student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, receiving his degree in 1914.
In 1924, Donald Douglas was responsible for the design and production of the first airplanes to circumnavigate the Earth.
The Douglas quality of rugged dependability and high performance is characteristic of the many thousand of military and research aircraft and missiles produced.
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 Donald W   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Donald Wills Douglas (1892-1981), aircraft builder extraordinaire, was one of the handful of men who made Southern California the center of U.S. aviation for much of the 20
Douglas remained active in the aerospace community after his retirement, and was greatly honored during his lifetime.
Douglas died on February 1, 1981, at the age of 88.
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 Douglas Aircraft Company - Flightopedia
It is most famous for the DC series of commercial aircraft, including what is often regarded as the most significant transport aircraft ever made: the DC-3, which was also produced as a military transport known as the C-47 Skytrain.
Douglas created a wide variety of aircraft for the United States armed forces, the Navy in particular.
Douglas was a pioneer in related fields, such as ejection seats, air-to-air, surface-to-air, and air-to-surface missiles, launch vehicles, bombs and bomb racks.
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 MacLeary, Donald --  Encyclopædia Britannica
U.S. physicist Donald Arthur Glaser was born in Cleveland, Ohio.
He won the 1960 Nobel prize in physics for his invention of the bubble chamber (in 1952), which traced the movement of high-energy atomic particles and was used to observe the behavior of subatomic particles.
Donald Johanson was born in Chicago on June 28, 1943.
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 Scottish Clan Douglas on Tartan TV
The Douglas family were one of the most powerful and influential Lowland families.
In 1306, James Douglas, having been ejected from his lands in England, pledged alliegience to Robert Bruce, King of Scotland.
Donald Wills Douglas was founder of MacDonnell Douglas, aviation manufacturer.
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 Douglas Aircraft Company
The Douglas Aircraft Company was founded by Donald Wills Douglas[?] in July of 1921.
It created many aircraft for the United States Air Force, and also the many of the "DC" line aircraft (DC-1[?], for example).
In 1967, the company was merged with McDonnell Aircraft Company[?] to form McDonnell Douglas, which in 1997 became a part of the Boeing Company.
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 The History of Commercial Aviation - Donald Douglas
Douglas' interest in aviation was first sparked by the Wright Brothers.
Douglas was looking for a way to make his dream of an aircraft company come true when he met a wealthy playboy named David R. Davis.
Douglas remained president of the Douglas Aircraft Company until 1957 when he passed day-to-day operations over to his son.
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 Bookview, issue 196, Wm.Tienken
The M-2 was the first Douglas aircraft to fly for a scheduled airline.By 1927 the Douglas Company was in good financial health and the reputation of the company was now established throughout the world.
Douglas needed to build a radically new king of passenger transport that would be pressurized.
In 1956 Donald Douglas was honored with the Elmer A. Sperry Award.
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 McDonnell Douglas - Flightopedia
As part of their wartime work Douglas had established a United States Army Air Forces think-tank, a group that would later become the RAND Corporation.
The MD-95, a shortened MD-90, was the only McDonnell Douglas jet to remain in production (as the Boeing 717) after the merger.
Through the years, McDonnell Douglas also produced many successful military aircraft, including the F-15 Eagle (1974) and the F/A-18 Hornet (1975) as well as the Harpoon and Tomahawk missiles.
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 January 2001   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Douglas was a major contributor to airplane development, design, and production in the United States.
Douglas Aircraft built only one DC-1, but that plane was a prototype for later members of the DC family.
Douglas served as president of Douglas Aircraft until 1957, when he turned control over to his son.
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 Promotex Online - The DC-3: Still flying after all these years
Donald Wills Douglas (1892-1981) was born in Brooklyn, New York.
While Douglas worked on the World Cruiser, his company was producing a variety of aircraft for the government.
By 1926, Douglas was producing 120 aircraft a year and had become one of the major players in aviation.
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 Pioneers In Aviation: The Race to the Moon
By 1917, Donald Douglas had been appointed to direct America's aviation manufacturing effort in World War I. He was twenty-five years old.
And in the 1960s, it was Douglas engineers who built the upper-stage of the massive Saturn V rocket that carried the Apollo astronauts to the Moon.
In a moving reminiscence, captured on film in the 1950s (see Episode I), Donald Douglas recounts the moment in 1908 when Orville Wright climbed into his fragile craft in the fading afternoon light, started the engine, and sent it down its wooden launching track.
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 Boeing: History -- Biographies -- Douglas: Donald W. Douglas Jr.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Donald W. Douglas Jr., son of aviation pioneer and Douglas Aircraft founder Donald Wills Douglas, was born on July 3, 1917, in Washington, D.C. He studied mechanical engineering at Stanford University and aeronautical engineering at the Curtiss-Wright Technical Institute in Glendale, Calif.
He was named president of Douglas Aircraft in 1957, a position he held at the time of the merger of McDonnell and Douglas in 1967.
In 1972 he was instrumental in the formation of a partnership with commercial developers to build Douglas Plaza, a 50-acre complex of retail and office buildings near Orange County Airport in Southern California.
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 Aviation manufacturers are largely unknown today   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Grumman, McDonnell Douglas, Curtiss-Wright, Cessna, Piper, Fairchild, Vought, Beech, Northrop, and for rotorheads, Bell and Sikorsky.
In 1967 Douglas merged his company with the McDonnell Aircraft Company, and was honorary chairman of the new firm until his retirement.
In 1997 McDonnell Douglas was acquired by Boeing.
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 History: April 6
Astor's new companies will boost his ability to capitalize on America's burgeoning regional markets and cement his rise to the top of the fur trade.
Donald Wills Douglas, US aircraft pioneer; will found the Douglas aircraft company.
The assassinations will spark the genocide in Rwanda.
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 Douglas, Donald --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Douglas assisted Jerome C. Hunsaker in building the first wind tunnel, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge (1914–15), and was chief engineer for the Glenn L. Martin Company before organizing his own firm in 1920.
Douglas Aircraft originated in 1921, when the American aircraft designer Donald Douglas established Douglas Company as a successor to a company he had cofounded the previous year.
city, Adams, Arapahoe, and Douglas counties, north-central Colorado, U.S. An eastern suburb of Denver, Aurora was the third most populous city in Colorado at the start of the 21st century and, occupying 280 square miles (725 square km), the state's largest city in area.
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 Museum of Flight
Douglas built a total of 10,654 of the rugged and reliable planes and many are still flying today.
His Cloudster was the first aircraft to lift a payload equal to its own weight and the Douglas World Cruisers were the first to fly around the world.
Donald Douglas was inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame in 1969 for his design of both military and commercial aircraft.
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 Douglas Coat of Arms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The members of the current generation of the Douglas family have inherited a name that was first used hundreds of years ago by the people of the ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts.
The Douglas family lived in Moray (part of the modern region of Grampian), where the family has a long and distinguished history dating back to early times.
Whatever their early true origin, the Douglas Clan was one of the more distinguished and illustrious clans.
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 The Passing of an Era
Obituary: Donald Wills Douglas, Jr 3 July 1917 to 3 October 2004
Engineer whose family's aviation company reached the space age but was swallowed by a conglomerate.
Douglas is survived by his wife Linda, a daughter, Victoria Douglas Thoreson, from an earlier marriage, brothers James and Malcolm and two grandchildren.
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 wikien.info: Main_Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
RAND was set up in 1945 by the USAAF as Project RAND, under contract to the Douglas Aircraft Company, and in 1945 they released the Preliminary Design of an Experimental World-Circling Spaceship.
In May 1948, Project RAND was separated from Douglas and became an independent organization.
Donald Rumsfeld - Chairman of RAND Corporation from 1981-1986 and current Secretary of Defense for the United States
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