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C-133 Cargomaster Missile Load Demonstration
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C-133 Cargomaster Missile Load Demonstration
The Douglas C-133 Cargomaster, a four-engine, turboprop transport, was larger and faster than earlier...
C-118 Liftmaster Test Flight
BI47025 (BIV16_C-118_01)
C-118 Liftmaster Test Flight
After the Korean War broke out in 1951, the military ordered DC-6As modified as either C-118A "Liftmaster"...
C-74 Globemaster Test Flights
BI47023 (BIV16_C-74_01)
C-74 Globemaster Test Flights
Beginning in early 1942, Douglas began development of the C-74 Globemaster I. This large four-engine...
DC-3 Wing Assembly, 1940
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DC-3 Wing Assembly, 1940
The Douglas DC-3, which made air travel popular and airline profits possible, is universally recognized...
Workers Prepare to Attach DC-3 Wing, 1940
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Workers Prepare to Attach DC-3 Wing, 1940
The Douglas DC-3, which made air travel popular and airline profits possible, is universally recognized...
Douglas C-54 Skymaster
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Douglas C-54 Skymaster
Douglas built 1,241 of the DC-4s and its military counterparts, the C-54 Skymaster for the Army Air Forces...
Douglas Aircraft Santa Monica, 1930s
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Douglas Aircraft Santa Monica, 1930s
On Nov. 30, 1928, Douglas incorporated his business as the Douglas Aircraft Co. Inc. and moved to the...
Douglas B-18 Bolo Assembly Line
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Douglas B-18 Bolo Assembly Line
The twin-engine B-18 Bolo was the first Douglas medium bomber. It was a combat version of the DC-2 commercial...
Douglas DC-2 B-roll
BI44375 (BIV14_DC-2_02)
Douglas DC-2 B-roll
Inspired by the technical success of the DC-1, the DC-2 was introduced less than a year after the DC-1's...
Douglas Super DC-3 Airliner B-roll
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Douglas Super DC-3 Airliner B-roll
The Douglas DC-3, which made air travel popular and airline profits possible, is universally recognized...
Douglas DC-3 Assembly Line, 1930s
BI44082 (BIV14_DC-3_01)
Douglas DC-3 Assembly Line, 1930s
The Douglas DC-3, which made air travel popular and airline profits possible, is universally recognized...
Delivery of 100th Douglas Transport, a DC-2 (1935)
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Delivery of 100th Douglas Transport, a DC-2 (1935)
Inspired by the technical success of the DC-1, the DC-2 was introduced less than a year after the DC-1's...
C-124 Globemaster IIs on Douglas Santa Monica Flight Line
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C-124 Globemaster IIs on Douglas Santa Monica Flight Line
The Douglas C-124 Globemaster II, also fondly called "Old Shakey," could carry more than 200 troops....
Douglas A-20G Assembly, Santa Monica
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Douglas A-20G Assembly, Santa Monica
The Douglas DB-7/A-20 Havoc was the most-produced attack bomber during World War II. A total of 7,477...
A-20 Havoc Assembly in Santa Monica
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A-20 Havoc Assembly in Santa Monica
The Douglas DB-7/A-20 Havoc was the most-produced attack bomber during World War II. A total of 7,477...
Donald Wills Douglas Sr. Leans on the Prop of a New DC-7
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Donald Wills Douglas Sr. Leans on the Prop of a New DC-7
In 1920, Donald Wills Douglas founded the Douglas Aircraft Company in California. By 1940, Douglas Aircraft...
Executive Entrance, Douglas Aircraft Company, Santa Monica, CA
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Executive Entrance, Douglas Aircraft Company, Santa Monica, CA
On Nov. 30, 1928, Donald Douglas incorporated his business as the Douglas Aircraft Co. Inc. and moved...
B-23 Dragon Flight Line
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B-23 Dragon Flight Line
In November 1938, Douglas used the stronger wings of the DC-3, a new and better streamlined fuselage,...
B-18A Bolos at Santa Monica Facility
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B-18A Bolos at Santa Monica Facility
The twin-engine B-18 Bolo was the first Douglas medium bomber. It was a combat version of the DC-2 commercial...
Douglas Aircraft Santa Monica Facility
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Douglas Aircraft Santa Monica Facility
On Nov. 30, 1928, Donald Douglas incorporated his business as the Douglas Aircraft Co. Inc. and moved...
Outer Wing Rivetter, Douglas A-20
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Outer Wing Rivetter, Douglas A-20
One of the heroes of World War II was "Rosie the Riveter," a name proudly adopted by the millions of...
Women Workers at Douglas Aircraft's Santa Monica Facility
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Women Workers at Douglas Aircraft's Santa Monica Facility
Using the Buck Rogers Gun, a woman inserts a rivet, while another woman is positioned on the inside of...
Douglas Aircraft Worker in Wheel Well of a DC-3
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Douglas Aircraft Worker in Wheel Well of a DC-3
One of the heroes of World War II was "Rosie the Riveter," a name proudly adopted by the millions of...
Lunch Time at the Douglas Aircraft Santa Monica Plant
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Lunch Time at the Douglas Aircraft Santa Monica Plant
After the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, American men enlisted and faltering wartime factories called on...
Douglas Santa Monica "Rosies" on top of Fuselage
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Douglas Santa Monica "Rosies" on top of Fuselage
The Department of Labor began a campaign to lure women out of the home and into the factories to help...
"Rosies" Hard at Work at Douglas' Santa Monica Facility During WWII
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"Rosies" Hard at Work at Douglas' Santa Monica Facility During WWII
The Department of Labor began a campaign to lure women out of the home and into the factories to help...
Lady at Work on a DC-3
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Lady at Work on a DC-3
After the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, American men enlisted and faltering wartime factories called on...
"Rosie" Drives a Douglas Company Car
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"Rosie" Drives a Douglas Company Car
The Department of Labor began a campaign to lure women out of the home and into the factories to help...
TBD-1 Devastator Assembly
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TBD-1 Devastator Assembly
TBD Devastator (1935-1939): When the Navy placed a contract with Douglas Aircraft Company for the development...
Fleet of A-20s (DB-7/A-20 Boston/Havoc) and TBD Devastaor on Tarmac
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Fleet of A-20s (DB-7/A-20 Boston/Havoc) and TBD Devastaor on Tarmac
Douglas A-20 Havoc (1938-1944): The Douglas A-20 Havoc attack bomber, designed for both medium and low-level...
DC-2 Instrument Board and Controls
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DC-2 Instrument Board and Controls
Douglas DC-2 (1934-1937): Even before TWA took delivery of the DC-1 prototype, it ordered 25 more Douglas...
Man on the Tail of a DC-7 in the Factory
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Man on the Tail of a DC-7 in the Factory
Douglas DC-7 (1953-1958): On May 18, 1953, Douglas introduced the DC-7, a larger and faster airliner...
DC-7 Assembly
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DC-7 Assembly
Douglas DC-7 (1953-1958): On May 18, 1953, Douglas introduced the DC-7, a larger and faster airliner...
Douglas O-2 Observation Biplane Framework
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Douglas O-2 Observation Biplane Framework
Douglas built its first experimental observation aircraft in 1923 and delivered 45 production-version...
XTBD-1 Devastator Wood Mock Up
BI260 (5973)
XTBD-1 Devastator Wood Mock Up
TBD Devastator (1935-1939): When the Navy placed a contract with Douglas Aircraft Company for the development...
DC-1 Under Construction
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DC-1 Under Construction
Douglas DC-1 (1933): It was the challenge of the Boeing Model 247 that pushed Douglas Aircraft into the...
Number 301 DC-2 on Factory Floor
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Number 301 DC-2 on Factory Floor
Douglas DC-2 (1934-1937): Even before TWA took delivery of the DC-1 prototype, it ordered 25 more Douglas...
DC-6 Manufacturing
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DC-6 Manufacturing
Douglas DC-6 (1946-1958): Nearly identical to the DC-4 in appearance, the DC-6 was first conceived as...
Douglas O-25A in Factory
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Douglas O-25A in Factory
Douglas built its first experimental observation aircraft in 1923 and delivered 45 production-version...
Douglas O-2 Framework
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Douglas O-2 Framework
Douglas built its first experimental observation aircraft in 1923 and delivered 45 production-version...
DC-6 Fuselages
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DC-6 Fuselages
Douglas DC-6 (1946-1958): Nearly identical to the DC-4 in appearance, the DC-6 was first conceived as...
DC-6 Manufacturing
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DC-6 Manufacturing
Douglas DC-6 (1946-1958): Nearly identical to the DC-4 in appearance, the DC-6 was first conceived as...
DC-6 Nose Section
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DC-6 Nose Section
Douglas DC-6 (1946-1958): Nearly identical to the DC-4 in appearance, the DC-6 was first conceived as...
Douglas Mail Planes in Factory
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Douglas Mail Planes in Factory
Antique Douglas Mail Planes
Workers in Front of an Observation Biplane
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Workers in Front of an Observation Biplane
Douglas built its first experimental observation aircraft in 1923 and delivered 45 production-version...
Drafting the Cloudster
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Drafting the Cloudster
Cloudster (1920-1921): The Cloudster was the first Douglas airplane and the first aircraft to lift a...
XB-19 Behemoth in Factory
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XB-19 Behemoth in Factory
Douglas B-19 Behemoth (1937-1941): The B-19 was an experimental long-range bomber that was the largest...
XB-19 Behemoth in Factory
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XB-19 Behemoth in Factory
Douglas B-19 Behemoth (1937-1941): The B-19 was an experimental long-range bomber that was the largest...
XB-19 Behemoth Assembly
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XB-19 Behemoth Assembly
Douglas B-19 Behemoth (1937-1941): The B-19 was an experimental long-range bomber that was the largest...
Dolphin Hull in Factory
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Dolphin Hull in Factory
The success of the Dolphin, a military amphibian, helped Douglas survive the Great Depression. It began...
Dolphin Assembly
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Dolphin Assembly
The success of the Dolphin, a military amphibian, helped Douglas survive the Great Depression. It began...
Dolphin XRD-1, Tail Number 1,000
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Dolphin XRD-1, Tail Number 1,000
The success of the Dolphin, a military amphibian, helped Douglas survive the Great Depression. It began...
Cloudster Assembly
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Cloudster Assembly
Cloudster (1920-1921): The Cloudster was the first Douglas airplane and the first aircraft to lift a...
DC-3 Production Line in Santa Monica
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DC-3 Production Line in Santa Monica
The DC-3, which made air travel popular and airline profits possible, is universally recognized as the...
Working on B-18A Bolo Wings
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Working on B-18A Bolo Wings
Douglas B-18 Bolo (1936-1940): The twin-engine B-18 Bolo (1936 - 1940) was the first Douglas medium bomber...
B-18A Bolo Wings on Stand
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B-18A Bolo Wings on Stand
Douglas B-18 Bolo (1936-1940): The twin-engine B-18 Bolo (1936 - 1940) was the first Douglas medium bomber...
B-18A Bolo Production Line
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B-18A Bolo Production Line
Douglas B-18 Bolo (1936-1940): The twin-engine B-18 Bolo (1936 - 1940) was the first Douglas medium bomber...
B-18A Bolo Production Line
BI21556 (sm14143)
B-18A Bolo Production Line
Douglas B-18 Bolo (1936-1940): The twin-engine B-18 Bolo (1936 - 1940) was the first Douglas medium bomber...
Mock Up of B-23 Dragon Tail Turret
BI21560 (sm14406)
Mock Up of B-23 Dragon Tail Turret
Douglas B-23 Dragon (1939-1940): The Douglas B-23 Dragon, a twin-engine medium bomber, was a proposed...
B-18A Bolo Production Line
BI21562 (sm14796)
B-18A Bolo Production Line
Douglas B-18 Bolo (1936-1940): The twin-engine B-18 Bolo (1936 - 1940) was the first Douglas medium bomber...
DC-3 Manufacturing
BI21548 (sm12385)
DC-3 Manufacturing
The DC-3, which made air travel popular and airline profits possible, is universally recognized as the...
DC-3 in Factory
BI21496 (lk197)
DC-3 in Factory
The DC-3, which made air travel popular and airline profits possible, is universally recognized as the...
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