Douglas Aircraft Corporation - Long Beach, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 33° 49.919 W 118° 08.585
11S E 394229 N 3744114
Quick Description: The site of a major aircraft manufacturer during WWII, who built 30,000 military aircraft for the US in the second World War.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 10/9/2021 4:55:52 PM
Waymark Code: WM153M7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ištván
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Long Description:
The plaque says, "Mr. Douglas threw himself and his company into the World War II aviation effort with his typical vigor. Six Douglas plants delivered nearly 30,000 planes - transports, bombers, and carrier-based attack airplanes. One third of these were produced at Long Beach, including 3,000 Boeing B-17s.

The Douglas C-47 transport was designated by General Eisenhower as one of the four most important machines that contributed to the winning of World War II. Always a leader, Mr. Douglas presided over the War Production Council to coordinate the efforts with the other airplane manufacturers."
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