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Beech Aircraft Corporation, Wichita, Kansas

Beech Aircraft Corporation, Wichita, Kansas
Creator: Beech Aircraft Corporation
Date: Between 1940 and 1945
This black and white photograph shows the assembly line for the D18S's at the Beech Aircraft Corporation in Wichita, Kansas. Thirty days after V-J Day this assembly line was beginning production. At the end of sixty days, the first D18S's were rolling out of the hangar doors just 16 short weeks after final victory.


Beech Aricraft Corporation, Wichita, Kansas

Beech Aricraft Corporation, Wichita, Kansas
Creator: Beech Aircraft Corporation
Date: Between 1940 and 1949
This black and white photograph shows the assembly line at the Beech Aircraft Corporation in Wichita, Kansas.


Beechcraft AT-10 twin-engine advanced pilot trainers

Beechcraft AT-10 twin-engine advanced pilot trainers
Creator: Beech Aircraft Corporation
Date: 1940s
This photograph shows a Beechcraft AT-10 Wichita. The AT-10 trainer was built for the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II and served as the primary training aircraft for pilots who went on to fly multi-engine bombers during the conflict.


Beechcraft Bomber crew trainers postcard

Beechcraft Bomber crew trainers postcard
Date: 1944
This is a postcard illustrating Beechcraft bomber crew trainers. Aircraft featured are: AT-10 Plywood Trainer, AT-7 Navigation Trainer, AT-11 Bombing and Gunnery Trainer, all from the Beech Aircraft Corporation in Wichita, Kansas.


Beechcraft Bonanza Model 35

Beechcraft Bonanza Model 35
Date: 1947
A photograph of a Beechcraft Bonanza Model 35 airplane in flight. Aviation pioneers Walter H. and Olive Ann Beech founded the Beech Aircraft Company in Wichita, Kansas, in 1932.


Beechcraft T-34, Naval Air Station, Hutchinson, Kansas

Beechcraft T-34, Naval Air Station, Hutchinson, Kansas
Date: September 12, 1954
This official U.S. Navy photograph shows a Beechcraft T-34 aircraft, in front of the operation tower, following its flying demonstration for the Navy Relief, Kansas Centennial Air Show, at the Hutchinson Naval Air Station, in Hutchinson, Kansas.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subjects airports - attractions

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subjects airports - attractions
Creator: Kansas Film Commission
Date: 1980s - 2000s
These are panoramic photographs of locations in Kansas created by the Kansas Film Commission to promote scenes to film companies. The panoramics were created by taking individual photos and taping them together. The photographs are arranged alphabetically by subject and then location. Subjects included in this part of the collection are: airports, animals, antiques, and attractions.


Kansas aircraftmen standing by their riveting guns

Kansas aircraftmen standing by their riveting guns
Creator: Topeka Daily Capital
Date: June 14, 1945
This article from the Topeka Daily Capital covers the rapid decline in aviation industry jobs at the end of World War II. In particular, Wichita, Kansas, lost 22,000 aviation industry-related jobs by June 1945.


Official War Department descriptions of various military types of Beechcraft

Official War Department descriptions of various military types of Beechcraft
Creator: Beech Aircraft Corporation
Date: September 29, 1944
This pamphlet published by the Beech Aircraft Corporation describes the various models the company produced during World War II for military use. During the conflict Beechcraft airplanes served as the primary trainers for thousands of U.S. Army Air Force and U.S. Navy personnel.


Walter Herschel Beech

Walter Herschel Beech
Date: 1926
Walter H. Beech (L), pilot and President of Beech Aircraft Corporation, and Brice H. Goldsborough, of the Pioneer Instrument Corp. and navigator, standing by a Travel Air built by Beech. They demonstrated the practicability of "blind flight" and won the 1926 Ford Reliability Tour.


Walter Herschel Beech and Olive Ann Beech

Walter Herschel Beech and Olive Ann Beech
Date: Between 1940 and 1945
Walter Herschel Beech, 1891-1950, and Olive Ann Beech, 1903-1993, viewing World War II aircraft production lines at the Beechcraft Plant I in Wichita, Kansas.


Wesley Agnew interview, Bonham, Texas

Wesley Agnew interview, Bonham, Texas
Creator: Agnew, Wesley Elwood
Date: August 18, 2011
This transcript of an interview with Wesley Agnew is part of an oral history project entitled "Patterns of Change, Edwards County, Kansas 1950-1970" conducted by the Kinsley Public Library. The project was supported by a Kansas Humanities Council Heritage Grant. Agnew talks of his family, education, military career, and his memories of the Edwards County community.


Wichita made planes serve mankind in every portion of world

Wichita made planes serve mankind in every portion of world
Creator: Wichita Eagle
Date: January 18, 1946
This article from the Wichita Evening Eagle details the enormous contributions of Kansas aviation companies to World War II and their impact throughout the globe in both military and non-military roles. The articles' author, Captain Jack Hardwick, explains that he trained in Wichita-built airplanes and witnessed Kansas-made airplanes "in every state in the country and in every theater of war." In addition, Hardwick recalls seeing Wichita-built airplanes being used for a variety of purposes, including crop-dusting and training foreign aviators that helped secure the Allied victory in World War II.


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