Stuff You Can Buy
 
 
 
Other Stuff
 
 

General Motors
General Aviation
Eastern Aircraft

Aircraft

 The Company

 

 

 

First
Flight
Model Military Number Name
1937   FM Wildcat
1941   TBM Avenger
In 1929 Fokker Aircraft Corp of America and its subsidiary, Atlantic Aircraft, were acquired by General Motors.  GM renamed the company General Aviation Corp.

General Aviation failed due to the Depression and a much-publicized crash of an F-10 killing Notre Dame football coach Knute Rockne in 1931.  North American Aviation acquired the assets of General Aviation in 1933.

In 1942, General Motors formed Eastern Aircraft to use several automobile plants to produce over 13,000 Grumman F4F Wildcats and TBF Avengers.

 

 

 

Use of photographs | References  | Disclaimer | Privacy

 
   

Apple iTunes

free counters

   

Kenneth W Shanaberger 2000 - 2010