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Image of World War II Bond Effort - 1944/02/01

World War II Bond Effort - 1944/02/01

During World War II, citizens joined the war effort by buying war bonds. The effort included the Douglas Bomber (A-20) (not shown), the most produced attack bomber during the war.

Image of Douglas Bomber (A-20) in World War II Bond Drive - 1944/02/01

Douglas Bomber (A-20) in World War II Bond Drive - 1944/02/01

Douglas Bomber (A-20), the most produced attack bomber in World War II, here exhibited during a war bond drive.

Image of World War II Bond Effort - 1944/02/01

World War II Bond Effort - 1944/02/01

The War Bond Drive effort photographed with the Douglas Bomber (A-20) in front of the Santa Monica Post Office on Fifth Street and Arizona Avenue. The A-20, a night fighter and light bomber. was the most produced attack bomber during World War II.

Image of Wendell Willkie at the Douglas Aircraft Company - 1941/07/23

Wendell Willkie at the Douglas Aircraft Company - 1941/07/23

Wendell Willkie (1892 - 1944) waves to the crowd of Douglas Aircraft workers from the stage before delivering a speech. In 1940, Willkie was the Republican Party nominee for President, but lost the election to Franklin Roosevelt. Post election, Roosevelt found Willkie to be compatible politically with his plans and brought him aboard as an informal ambassador-at-large.

Image of Expansion of Douglas Aircraft, 1940 - 1940/10/25

Expansion of Douglas Aircraft, 1940 - 1940/10/25

Douglas Aircraft buildings under construction. The caption in the appended article reads, "One month ago the street shown in this picture was still lined with homes and apartments; today it is the scene of intense activity as construction crews work at top speed to complete two new buildings for the Douglas Aircraft Co., covering almost two square blocks lying Westerly of the main factory on Clover Field Blvd. More than 12 houses and apartment buildings have been moved away to make room for the expansion of the Douglas plant."

Image of Expansion of Douglas Aircraft, 1940 - 1940/10/25

Expansion of Douglas Aircraft, 1940 - 1940/10/25

Douglas Aircraft buildings under construction. The caption in the appended article reads, "One month ago the street shown in this picture was still lined with homes and apartments; today it is the scene of intense activity as construction crews work at top speed to complete two new buildings for the Douglas Aircraft Co., covering almost two square blocks lying Westerly of the main factory on Clover Field Blvd. More than 12 houses and apartment buildings have been moved away to make room for the expansion of the Douglas plant."

Image of Anniversary of First Around-the-World Flight, 1949 - 1949/09/23

Anniversary of First Around-the-World Flight, 1949 - 1949/09/23

Important people in aviation celebrate the 25th anniversary of the first around-the-world flight. The attached newspaper article states "Top aviation industrialists, Air Force officials and civic leaders of Santa Monica, Greater Los Angeles and the nation attended yesterday's Del Mar Club luncheon marking the silver anniversary of man's first flight around the globe....[S]tanding before an enlarged photo of one of the Douglas-built planes they flew, the U.S. Army Air Service fliers who participated in the first flight pose with Air Force Gen. George C. Kenney, principal speaker. General Kenney stands third from right. Others are (from left) Eric Nelson, Leslie Arnold, Jack Harding, Jr., retir

Image of Anniversary of First Around-the-World Flight, 1949 - 1949/09/23

Anniversary of First Around-the-World Flight, 1949 - 1949/09/23

Important people in aviation celebrate the 25th anniversary of the first around-the-world flight. The attached newspaper article states "Top aviation industrialists, Air Force officials and civic leaders of Santa Monica, Greater Los Angeles and the nation attended yesterday's Del Mar Club luncheon marking the silver anniversary of man's first flight around the globe....[S]tanding before an enlarged photo of one of the Douglas-built planes they flew, the U.S. Army Air Service fliers who participated in the first flight pose with Air Force Gen. George C. Kenney, principal speaker. General Kenney stands third from right. Others are (from left) Eric Nelson, Leslie Arnold, Jack Harding, Jr., retir

Image of Anniversary of First Around-the-World Flight, 1949 - 1949/09/23

Anniversary of First Around-the-World Flight, 1949 - 1949/09/23

Important people in aviation celebrate the 25th anniversary of the first around-the-world flight. The attached newspaper article states "More than 500 guests, attending yesterday's invitational luncheon in Club Del Mar here to mark 25th anniversary of first round-the-world flight...Photo shows Douglas (civilian clothes) with Capt. James B. Gallagher (right), pilot of the B-50 'Lucky Lady II,' and his copilot, Arthur M. Neal, in after-luncheon conversation."

Image of Anniversary of First Around-the-World Flight, 1949 - 1949/09/23

Anniversary of First Around-the-World Flight, 1949 - 1949/09/23

Important people in aviation celebrate the 25th anniversary of the first around-the-world flight. The attached newspaper article states "More than 500 guests, attending yesterday's invitational luncheon in Club Del Mar here to mark 25th anniversary of first round-the-world flight...Photo shows Douglas (civilian clothes) with Capt. James B. Gallagher (right), pilot of the B-50 'Lucky Lady II,' and his copilot, Arthur M. Neal, in after-luncheon conversation."

Image of Group of Douglas Engineers Consult for Army, 1948 - 1948/11/15

Group of Douglas Engineers Consult for Army, 1948 - 1948/11/15

The accompanying caption reads, "CIVILIANS HELP THE ARMY - Directing the training program of the 88th Air Service Group Reserve, which meets on Tuesday nights in the Santa Monica Douglas plant, are both Douglas engineers and Reserve Officers. In the group, (left to right) are J. H. Ferrell, Capt. K.P. Cramer of the 99th Air Engineering Squadron; W.F. Hach, Col. E.H. Jose, commanding officer of the Reserve unit; W.A. Shannon and J.R. Maher, Sr."

Image of Group of Douglas Engineers Consult for Army, 1948 - 1948/11/15

Group of Douglas Engineers Consult for Army, 1948 - 1948/11/15

Directing the training program of the 88th Air Force Group Reserve are both Douglas engineers and Reserve Officers. In the group, (left to right) are J. H. Ferrell, Capt. K.P. Cramer of the 99th Air Engineering Squadron; W.F. Hach, Col. E.H. Jose, commanding officer of the Reserve unit; W.A. Shannon and J.R. Maher, Sr.

Image of Navy Plane Crash Near Riviera Country Club, 1936 - 1936/04/24

Navy Plane Crash Near Riviera Country Club, 1936 - 1936/04/24

Site of a plane crash in which two men were killed. The victims were identified in the Evening Outlook as: Lt. Arthur Donovan Joseph Farrell (32), US Navy test pilot, and his flying mechanic, W.C. Kerr of San Diego. The crash site was "a half mile east of the Will Rogers Memorial field, just off Sunset Blvd.," near the Riviera Country Club. An Outlook article noted that the pilot was, "flying in a southerly direction when his plane crashed into the hill, burst into flames and skidded down the hillside almost onto Sunset Blvd." The two-seat fighting plane was headed to the naval inspector's office at Douglas Aircraft and had taken off from San Diego naval base that morning. The weather was

Image of Navy Plane Crash Near Riviera Country Club, 1936 - 1936/04/24

Navy Plane Crash Near Riviera Country Club, 1936 - 1936/04/24

Site of a plane crash in which two men were killed. The victims were identified in the Evening Outlook as: Lt. Arthur Donovan Joseph Farrell (32), US Navy test pilot, and his flying mechanic, W.C. Kerr of San Diego. The crash site was "a half mile east of the Will Rogers Memorial field, just off Sunset Blvd.," near the Riviera Country Club. An Outlook article noted that the pilot was, "flying in a southerly direction when his plane crashed into the hill, burst into flames and skidded down the hillside almost onto Sunset Blvd." The two-seat fighting plane was headed to the naval inspector's office at Douglas Aircraft and had taken off from San Diego naval base that morning. The weather was

Image of Airmen with President Truman's Plane, 1947 - 1947/06/02

Airmen with President Truman's Plane, 1947 - 1947/06/02

A line of Airmen stand in front of The Independence, a new plane being customized for President Harry Truman by Douglas Aircraft workers in Santa Monica. A modified Douglas DC-6, the presidential aircraft was scheduled for delivery shortly after July 1st.

Image of The Interior of President Truman's Plane, 1947 - 1947/06/02

The Interior of President Truman's Plane, 1947 - 1947/06/02

A CBS newsman speaks with two men aboard The Independence, a new plane being customized for President Harry Truman by Douglas Aircraft workers in Santa Monica. A modified Douglas DC-6, the presidential aircraft was scheduled for delivery shortly after July 1st. The presidential seal is visible on the desk where the men are seated.

Image of The Door to President Truman's Plane, 1947 - 1947/06/02

The Door to President Truman's Plane, 1947 - 1947/06/02

Lt. Meyers stands at the door of The Independence, a new plane being customized for President Harry Truman by Douglas Aircraft workers in Santa Monica. A modified Douglas DC-6, the presidential aircraft was scheduled for delivery shortly after July 1st. The accompanying article reads: "FLAGSHIP OF THE AIR - Lt. Col. Henry T. Myers, who will be commanding officer and chief pilot of new plane now being completed by Santa Monica Douglas workers for President Harry Truman, (looks) to President's seal, which has been inlaid in wood on entrance door to identify it as the Chief Executive's Pullman of the skies. To be delivered shortly after July 1, the modified DC-6 is to be known as "The Indepe

Image of The Interior of President Truman's Plane, 1947 - 1947/06/02

The Interior of President Truman's Plane, 1947 - 1947/06/02

A female photographer sits talking on the telephone aboard The Independence, a new plane being customized for President Harry Truman by Douglas Aircraft workers in Santa Monica. A modified Douglas DC-6, the presidential aircraft was scheduled for delivery shortly after July 1st. The presidential seal is visible on the desk where the woman is seated.

Image of Douglas Company Refugee Relief Donation, 1940 - 1940/05/22

Douglas Company Refugee Relief Donation, 1940 - 1940/05/22

Two men hold up a bag of donations for war refugees from the Douglas Aircraft Company. Posters for the Red Cross are behind the men.

Image of Douglas Company Refugee Relief Donation, 1940 - 1940/05/22

Douglas Company Refugee Relief Donation, 1940 - 1940/05/22

Two men hold up a bag of donations for war refugees from the Douglas Aircraft Company. Posters for the Red Cross are behind the men.