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Cessna Aircraft Assembly Line, Wichita, Kansas

Cessna Aircraft Assembly Line, Wichita, Kansas
Creator: Cessna Aircraft Company
Date: September 29, 1944
These black and white photographs show an assembly line of completed AT-17 Bobcats at the Cessna Aircraft Company in Wichita, Kansas.


Cessna Aircraft Plant in Wichita, Kansas

Cessna Aircraft Plant in Wichita, Kansas
Creator: M-S News CO., Wichita, Kansas
Date: Between 1930 and 1935
This is a postcard showing the Cessna Aircraft Plant located in Wichita, Kansas.


Cessna aircraft assembly Line, Wichita, Kansas

Cessna aircraft assembly Line, Wichita, Kansas
Creator: Cessna Aircraft Company
Date: Between 1970 and 1979
This black and white photograph shows the assembly line for the two seated model 150s at the Strother Plant, a division of the Cessna Aircraft Company, in Wichita, Kansas.


Cessna airplane

Cessna airplane
Date: 1911
Photo of "Silver Wings," a Cessna monoplane in flight. The "Silver Wings" was completed by May 1911 and was based on the Bleriot monoplane designed by French aviator and inventor Louis Bleriot.


Cessna airplanes and flight line in Wichita, Kansas

Cessna airplanes and flight line in Wichita, Kansas
Creator: Richards, Don
Date: Between 1958 and 1960
This is a photograph showing Cessna airplanes and flight line in Wichita, Kansas.


Cessna assembly line, Wichita, Kansas

Cessna assembly line, Wichita, Kansas
Date: Between 1970 and 1979
This black and white photograph shows the assembly line for the twin-engine Skymaster at the Cessna Aircraft Company in Wichita, Kansas.


Cessna assembly line, Wichita, Kansas

Cessna assembly line, Wichita, Kansas
Date: Between 1960s and 1970s
This black and white photograph shows the assembly line at the Cessna Aircraft Company in Wichita, Kansas.


Cessna assembly line, Wichita, Kansas

Cessna assembly line, Wichita, Kansas
Date: Between 1970 and 1979
This black and white photograph shows the assembly line at the Pawnee Plant, a division of the Cessna Aircraft Company, in Wichita, Kansas.


Clyde Cessna

Clyde Cessna
Date: 1916
Clyde Cessna and his 1916 airplane, the first Cessna aircraft built in Wichita, Kansas. This photo was taken at Beaver, Oklahoma, with part of the Beaver Boosters.


Clyde Cessna

Clyde Cessna
Date: 1917
This photograph shows a group of men including Clyde Cessna (4th from left) posing with the first plane built in Wichita. The image includes a description that reads "a part of the Beaver Boosters, Okla [Oklahoma]."


Clyde Cessna

Clyde Cessna
Date: 1917
This black and white photograph shows Clyde Cessna piloting his Cessna aircraft.


Clyde Cessna

Clyde Cessna
Creator: Cessna Aircraft Company
Date: 1910s
Clyde Vernon Cessna, 1879-1954, aviation pioneer and founder of Cessna Aircraft Company of Wichita, Kansas, with a Comet airplane that was built in 1917.


Clyde Cessna

Clyde Cessna
Date: 1914
An informal portrait of Clyde Cessna, shown standing near the propeller of his 1914 airplane, and a small group of men and boys in Burdett, Kansas.


Clyde Cessna

Clyde Cessna
Date: 1914
A view of aviation pioneer Clyde Vernon Cessna, 1879-1954, founder of Cessna Aircraft Company of Wichita, Kansas, and spectators with his aeroplane at Burdett, Kansas.


Clyde Cessna

Clyde Cessna
Date: Unknown


Clyde Cessna

Clyde Cessna
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
A photograph of Clyde Vernon Cessna, 1879-1954, inside a Comet airplane. Cessna was an aviation pioneer and founder of the Cessna Aircraft Company in Wichita, Kansas.


Clyde Cessna, aircraft firm founder, passes

Clyde Cessna, aircraft firm founder, passes
Creator: Wichita Eagle
Date: November 21, 1954
This article published in the Wichita Eagle covers the death of aviation pioneer Clyde V. Cessna. Cessna, who died at the age of 74, first became involved with aviation in 1911 when he built and flew his first airplane. By 1917, Cessna moved to Wichita, Kansas, and set up his first factory which produced a six-cylinder powered monoplane.


Fourth Army Navy "E" award goes to Cessna Aircraft Company

Fourth Army Navy "E" award goes to Cessna Aircraft Company
Date: June 23, 1944
This article from the Wichita Eagle addresses the awarding of the Army/Navy "E" award for excellence to the Cessna Aircraft Company. The Army/Navy "E" award was given for outstanding performance in war production.


Howard Athon's Cessna plane in Topeka, Kansas

Howard Athon's Cessna plane in Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1945 and 1950
This is a photograph of Howard Athon's Cessna plane at Allen airfield in Topeka, Kansas.


Howard Athon with his Cessna airplane in Topeka, Kansas

Howard Athon with his Cessna airplane in Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1935 and 1940
This is a photograph showing Howard Athon with his Cessna airplane at Allen airfield in Topeka, Kansas.


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.


Travel Air Company new plant and plane

Travel Air Company new plant and plane
Date: 1927
This article from The Wichita magazine covers the construction of a new airplane and a new airplane factory by the Travel Air company of Wichita. Travel Air was formed in 1924 by Lloyd Stearman, Walter Beech, and Clyde Cessna. Despite great success during the 1920s the company eventually closed its doors during the Great Depression due to dwindling aircraft orders.


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