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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Donald Wills Douglas
RLIN number: NXCP88-A162
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Henry H. Arnold Project
Description: Family background; Naval Academy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; aeronautical design; chief engineer, Martin Company, Los Angeles, 1915-16, Cleveland, 1917-20; chief, aeronautical engineering, United States Signal Corps, 1916-17; Davis-Douglas Company, 1920; Douglas Company, 1921-28; Douglas Aircraft Company, 1928 to present. Comments on early aviation, planes, engines, changes in the aircraft industry, relation with government and military agencies; early designs, DC1-3, B-19; recollections of General H.H. Arnold, Glenn Martin, Harry Chandler, Howard Hughes, and other pioneers in aviation.
Extent: Transcript: 137 leaves
Restrictions: Access: Written permission required from W. Bruce Arnold. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1959 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Douglas, Donald Wills, 1892-1981
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1892
Speaker occupation: Aircraft manufacturer
Age at speaking: 67
Document date: 1959
Interviewer: Shaughnessy, Donald F.
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Aeronautical engineers; Aeronautics; Aeronautics, Military; Aircraft industry; Airplanes, Military; Airplanes--Design and construction; Executives; North America; Oral history; United States; United States--Economic conditions--1918-1945
Topics discussed - Other terms: Arnold, Henry Harley, 1886-1950; Douglas Aircraft Company; Douglas, Donald Wills, 1892-1981
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0019486-14929