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1000 B-29's

1000 B-29's
Creator: Boeing Airplane Company
Date: 1945
This article, published in the March 1945 edition of the Boeing Magazine, covers the completion of the 1,000 B-29 Superfortress in Wichita, Kansas.


Aerial view of Forbes Air Force Base, Topeka, Kan.

Aerial view of Forbes Air Force Base, Topeka, Kan.
Date: July 23, 1963
An aerial photograph showing the south end of Forbes Air Force Base, Topeka, Kan.


Aerial view of Forbes Air Force Base, Topeka, Kansas

Aerial view of Forbes Air Force Base, Topeka, Kansas
Date: July 23, 1963
An aerial photograph showing the runway, aircraft, and buildings at Forbes Air Force Base, Topeka, Kansas.


Airplanes, Smoky Hill Army Air Force Base, Salina, Kansas

Airplanes, Smoky Hill Army Air Force Base, Salina, Kansas
Date: Between 1950 and 1960
This photograph shows military personal preparing airplanes at the Smoky Hill Army Air Force Base in Salina, Kansas.


B-29s, Salina, Kansas

B-29s, Salina, Kansas
Date: Between 1942 and 1955
This black and white photograph shows the B-29 Superfortress at the Smoky Hill Army Air Force Base in Salina, Kansas. These advanced bomber airplanes were used during World War II.


B-47 bomber, Schilling Air Force Base, Salina, Kansas

B-47 bomber, Schilling Air Force Base, Salina, Kansas
Date: 1958
Three pilots standing beside a B-47 bomber at Schilling Air Force Base, Salina, Kansas.


Beech Aircraft Corporation, Wichita, Kansas

Beech Aircraft Corporation, Wichita, Kansas
Date: December 31, 1941
This black and white photograph shows the Beechcraft AT-11 production line in Wichita, Kansas. These aircrafts were used during World War II and produced by Beech Aircraft Corporation.


Biggest land transport

Biggest land transport
Creator: Boeing Airplane Company
Date: 1944
This article, published in the November 1944 edition of the Boeing Magazine, details the development of the Boeing 377 airliner. Produced at the end of World War II, the 377 Stratocruiser owed its development to the success of earlier Boeing airplanes, such as the B-29.


Boeing B-29 Superfortress Production in Wichita

Boeing B-29 Superfortress Production in Wichita
Date: 1941-1945
Final assembly line point in Wichita for the completed Boeing B-29 Superfortress bombers ready for delivery to the United States Air Force during World War II.


City commissioners act to permit operation of buses to Wichita aircraft plants

City commissioners act to permit operation of buses to Wichita aircraft plants
Creator: Wichita Eagle
Date: March 31, 1942
This article, published in the Wichita Eagle, details the efforts to develop a efficient method of transporting the thousands of aircraft industry workers to their jobs at various manufacturing plants in Wichita, Kansas.


Forbes Air Force Base, Topeka, Kansas

Forbes Air Force Base, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1949 and 1959
This black and white photograph shows a flight line of B29s and B50s aircrafts at the Forbes Air Force Base in Topeka, Kansas.


Forbes Air Force Base, Topeka, Kansas

Forbes Air Force Base, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1960 and 1969
Military aircraft at Forbes Air Force Base, Topeka, Kansas.


Forbes Air Force Base, Topeka, Kansas

Forbes Air Force Base, Topeka, Kansas
Date: July 23, 1963
An aerial photograph showing the runway, aircraft, and buildings at the north end of Forbes Air Force Base, Topeka, Kansas.


Kansas Cyclone

Kansas Cyclone
Creator: Joint Intelligence Center, Pacific Ocean Areas
Date: Between 1939 and 1945
A photograph showing Kansas Cyclone noseart on a B-24 aircraft during World War II.


Kansas girl is inspector in aircraft plant

Kansas girl is inspector in aircraft plant
Creator: Kansas City Times
Date: July 22, 1942
This clipping, published in the Kansas City Times, shows Edna Allen. Allen, a farmer's daughter from Halstead, Kansas, served as an inspector at the Cessna Aircraft Company Plant during World War II.


Landing gear assembly point for the Boeing B-47 Stratojet bomber

Landing gear assembly point for the Boeing B-47 Stratojet bomber
Date: 1951
Landing gear assembly point at Boeing aircraft factory for the B-47 Stratojet bomber. Landing gear consisted of a bicycle configuration to enhance the streamline design of the aircraft in flight performance.


Little tough guy

Little tough guy
Creator: Boeing Airplane Company
Date: 1944
This article, published in the December 1944 edition of the Boeing Magazine, details the success of the Boeing/Stearman-built Kaydet biplane. Produced by the thousands during World War II, the Kaydet was used to train numerous U.S. pilots.


Many have farm employes experience

Many have farm employes experience
Creator: Wichita Beacon
Date: October 25, 1942
This article, published in the Wichita Beacon, addresses the farm work-related backgrounds of many Boeing employees in Wichita, Kansas.


Naval Air Station, Olathe, Kansas

Naval Air Station, Olathe, Kansas
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
This is a view of the main hanger, operations tower (center), and other facilities taken from the runway area at the Naval Air Station in Olathe, Kansas. A Navy airplane is shown in flight.


Naval helicoptor, Hutchinson, Kansas

Naval helicoptor, Hutchinson, Kansas
Date: Between 1940s and 1950s
This black and white photograph shows a pilot standing beside a United States Naval helicopter at the Naval Air Station in Hutchinson, Kansas.


Neptune Bombers, Hutchinson, Kansas

Neptune Bombers, Hutchinson, Kansas
Date: Between 1940 and 1959
This black and white photograph shows four Lockheed P2V Neptune bombers in flight near Hutchinson, Kansas.


Smoky Hill Army Base, Salina, Kansas

Smoky Hill Army Base, Salina, Kansas
Date: Between 1941 and 1945
A crowd of people gathered at the Smoky Hill Army Air Base hangars as a B-29 prepares to land, Salina, Kansas.


The minute men of Kansas

The minute men of Kansas
Creator: Boeing Airplane Company
Date: 1945
This article, published in the June 1945 edition of the Boeing Magazine, details the extraordinary work done by workers at Boeing's aircraft manufacturing plant in Wichita, Kansas. In the Summer of 1944, U.S. Army Air Force requirements led the Boeing plant to recall workers that had been on agricultural leave to cope with the increased production.


Twin-fuselage aircraft, Smoky Hill Army Air Force Base, Salina, Kansas

Twin-fuselage aircraft, Smoky Hill Army Air Force Base, Salina, Kansas
Date: Between 1940 and 1950
This photograph shows a twin-fuselage airplane in flight at Smoky Hill Army Air Force Base in Salina, Saline County, Kansas.


Women workers have big part in Wichita's defense plants

Women workers have big part in Wichita's defense plants
Creator: Wichita Eagle
Date: April 5, 1942
This article, published in the Wichita Eagle, covers women's role in the rapid expansion of the U.S. aviation industry workforce during the winter and spring of 1942.


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