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First
Flight
Model Military Number Name
1931   O-38  
1935 DC-3 C-47/R4D Skytrain
1935   B-18 Bolo
1939 8A A-33  
1939   B-23 Dragon
1939 DB-7 A-20 Havoc
1940   SBD Dauntless
1942 DC-4 C-54/R5D Skymaster
1944   A-26 Invader
1945   AD-1 Skyraider
1946 DC-6 C-118 Liftmaster
1946 D-558   Skyrocket
1948   F3D Skyknight
1949 DC-3S C-117 Skytrain
1949   C-124 Globemaster II
1951   F4D Skyray
1952   X-3 Stiletto
1953   A-3 Skywarrior
1954   B-66 Destroyer
1954   A-4 Skyhawk
1956   C-133 Cargomaster
1958 DC-8    
1965 DC-9    
Donald Douglas got his start in aviation working for the Glenn L. Martin Co. in 1915.  With David Davis, he formed the Davis-Douglas Company in 1920.  A year later, The Douglas Company was incorporated.

The company received world-wide recognition when the U.S. Army used the Douglas World Cruiser (DWC) for the first flight around the world in 1924. In 1925, the company's name was changed to the Douglas Aircraft Company.

Perhaps the best know Douglas product is the DC-3 airliner, first flown in 1935.  Douglas continued after World War II with a dominant series of commercial aircraft.

Douglas Aircraft was acquired by McDonnell in 1967 to form McDonnell Douglas.

     
   

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