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Boeing NEWSThe Boeing NEWS Magazine, later Boeing Magazine, is published monthly for all Boeing employees by the Public Relations Division. The magazine's format is 8-1/4 x 10-3/4 with 20 pages. In July of 1944 the magazine's name was changed to Boeing Magazine and had a cover design change also.

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Boeing NEWS 1940 02
Vol. X No. 2 ....... Cover: Two members of the U. S. Army Air Corps, pausing after a flight for a chance to compare notes and have a smoke, set the stage for our February cover. Behind them rears the giant fin and red-and-white striped rudder of a new Boeing B-17B Flying Fortress. Second Lieut. R. W. Gustafson, left and Capt. F. W. Hall. M. C., right, had just alighted from a test flight in the Fortress when the picture was taken; note the parachutes and the radio headphones. Both men are from Gray Field, Fort Lewis, Lieutenant Gustafson being attached to the 91st Observation Squadron there, and Captain Hall being a Flight Surgeon at the Field. With deliveries on the Flying Fortresses being made at regular intervals, the present contract for B-17B's will soon be completed, and it is expected that assembly work on the second order of B-17C's will get under way in the near future. Many of the new Fortresses are being flown to Hamilton Field, California, and the giant bombers will also be stationed in the Northwest as soon as McChord Field is completed near Tacoma. ....... Inside Articles: ... Stratoliner in Miniature - Advance Features Prove Worth of New $16,000 Wind Tunnel Model Used by Flight and Research ..... Newsreels Feature Boeing Production ( Boeing 307 Stratoliner ) ..... I.A.S. May Hear Weather Expert ( Dr. J. Bjerknes of Bergen, Norway ) ..... Bowling Teams Hold Fast ..... Season Not Over for Bomber Quintet ( Basketball ) ..... Camera Club Hears Lens Talk ..... A Matter of Concern to All ( Theft ) ..... What Do You Know About Aluminum Alloys? ..... Personal Notes About Our Personnel ( By Departments ) ..... "Second Generation"

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Boeing NEWS 1940 07
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Boeing NEWS 1940 09
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Boeing NEWS 1940 10
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Boeing NEWS 1940 11
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Boeing NEWS 1941 01
Vol. XI No. 1 ....... Cover: Sheet aluminum alloy, in a wide variety of sizes, gages and types, is the basic raw material of a Flying Fortress. More than 14,000 pounds of aluminum alloy, about 45 percent of its empty weight, goes into each B-17, and much of this started in the primary shops as sheet stock. On our cover, Harold Palm of the Sheet Metal store at Plant 2, is using a micrometer to check the gage of a sheet of .064 3S1/2H, used in making fuel tanks. The unopened crates in the background are part of a fresh shipment of sheet aluminum - raw material for fleets of airplanes in 1941. ....... Inside Articles: ... This Month ..... New Clippers Better Yet ..... Plant 2 Still Growing ..... The B-17D's Are Coming - Fast ..... For Plant Protection and YOUR Protection ..... Safety First - Always ..... Personal Notes About Our Personnel

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Boeing NEWS 1941 03
Vol. XI No. 3 ....... Cover: This striking view of three Boeing Flying Fortresses over Mt. Rainier was taken on February 16, when Boeing employees were guests at a special exhibition of Air Corps equipment at Boeing Field. ....... Inside Articles: ... Training for Defense ..... Service Awards ..... Credit Where Credit Is Due ..... Stepping Up! - Many employees advanced as Boeing expands for National Defense. ..... A Thousand Stearmans ..... Boeing Hobbyists ( Dean Kelly - Live steam model locomotives ) ..... Four-Continent Airline - First Clipper Launched ..... Companies Seek 'Standard' Parts ..... This Month ..... A Message to Boeing Employees ........... This is first issue of redesigned Boeing News magazine

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Boeing NEWS 1941 04
Vol. XI No. 4 ....... Cover: Goodbye to the first of six Clippers. This new A-314 was delivered to Pan American Airways on April 3. The photo shows the Clipper taking off from Elliott Bay, with Magnolia Bluff in the background. ....... Inside Articles: ... 50,000 Messages a Day ..... H. Oliver West Elected Executive V.P. ...... "This is Practical Help" says James Hilton ( Famous English novelist speaking on B-17 production ) ..... Skilled Help Wanted! ( Boeing's Aero Baseball Team ) ..... Car Corral ( 6000 new parking spaces at Plant 2 ) ..... He Rode a Hobby to Work ( Norman Maness sculpturing hobby lands him job in Plaster Shop ) ..... Service Awards ..... Safety First for Defense by Vincent Anderson ..... Still stepping up! ( New Foremen and Assistant Foremen ) ..... This Month ..... The Boeing Log Book ..... Credit Where Credit is Due ..... A Bullseye for the B-17's ( Britain's Royal Air Force insignia )

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Boeing NEWS 1941 05
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Boeing NEWS 1941 06
Vol. XI No. 6 ....... Cover: The "bottleneck girl,"triumphantly producing her identification button after an extensive handbag search, is Jean Barkes, stenographer in the Production Office. The guard is Phil G. Sands, Plant Protection Department Investigator. Photographed by Dick Hubbell. ....... Inside Articles: ... Plane of the Year ( B-17 ) ..... National Prize Winner ( Oscar Leibst ) ..... Flag for 801 ...... Button Button ( New plant ID buttons made and controlled by Bill Taggart ) ..... Let's Make Everybody Soar by Lee Holman ( Learning to fly a glider ) ..... The Gramprie Super-Whatsit ( An automobile built by Jack Gramprie ) ..... Oxnard A. Fumblethumb, Esq. ..... Ladies Aid ..... This Month ..... The Boeing Log Book ..... High Altitude Transport ( The 307 Stratoliner )

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Boeing NEWS 1941 07
Vol. XI No. 7 ....... Cover: Louis S. Marsh, Staff Engineer has seen more continuous Boeing history than any other employee at the Seattle plants. Now in his twenty-fifth year with the company, Marsh is conducting metallurgical research. Other long-time employees appear on pages 11 and 12. ....... Inside Articles: ... Anniversary Greetings and an Invitation ( P. G. Johnson ) ..... Quarter-Century Plant ..... 700 Years Experience ..... Stepping up! ..... The Boeing Log Book ..... This Month ..... First Flights ( Harold Jensen ) ..... Back Cover 25 Years of Boeing Aircraft Development

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Boeing NEWS 1941 09
Vol. XI No. 9 ....... Cover: The man dunking the sinker in front of the doughnut-like tires is Harvey R. May, riveter in Shop 301. Although he had just finished lunch, Photographer Dick Hubbell kept him eating doughnuts until Hubbell got the shot he wanted. ....... Inside Articles: ... Doctor X-peditor - The job of the Expeditor ..... V in the Key of "E" - The new B-17E ..... Three Jobs Well Done ..... The New Fortress ( Centerfold Photo ) ..... Come and Get It... - New Canteens ..... Out of the History Books - The Boeing Model 80-A ..... Stepping Up! - Promotions ..... This Month - Service Awards ..... Photo Finish - Derby Day

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Boeing NEWS 1941 10
Vol. XI No. 10 ....... Cover: Work goes on day and night on the DB-7B assembly line, where "Boston III's" are being turned out for the British. These ships nearing completion were photographed at night by Gordon Williams, Public Relations Department. ....... Inside Articles: ... United Causes ( Greater Seattle Defense Chest campaign ) ..... "Flight DB-7 on Schedule" ( Production Photo Series ) ..... What Are Jobs Made Of? ( Placement of Personnel ) ..... Avoirdu - Boys ( Recycling old tooling dies ) ..... Stepping up! ..... This Month ..... Whoop for Hoopers ( Company Basketball ) ..... Oxnard A. Fumblethumb, Esq. ..... O. W. Tupper rejoins Boeing ..... Photo Finish

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Boeing NEWS 1941 11
Vol. XI No. 11 ....... Cover: Most of the B-17E's you see these days are wearing Army camouflage, but one remains at Boeing for further flight research work. This big silver ship was photographed over lower Puget Sound by Gordon Williams, Public Relations. ....... Inside Articles: ... Weight Predictor by Creighton Merrell, Engineering ..... "Household Word" ( Why Advertise? ) ..... How to Relax... ( Company Sports ) ..... East by West ( Flying cross-country with Bill Milliken and Marvin Michael ) ..... Stepping Up! - Promotions ..... Oxnard A. Fumblethumb, Esq. ..... Greater Seattle Defense Chest campaign results ..... This Month - Service Awards ..... Red Hats to Red Faces ( Hunting Stories ) ..... Boeing Log Book ..... Photo Finish

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Boeing NEWS 1941 12
Vol. XI No. 12 ....... Cover: Some at the girls have decided they like to be protected as long as the Army sends around guards like this one. He is Sergeant Harvey H. Hutton, who with the aid of the signaling flashlight, was directing traffic near the plant. ....... Inside Articles: ... "M" Day - Mobilization Day ..... They've Got the Hookups ..... Ideas Are Ammunition ..... Bombing the Baskets ..... Stepping Up! ( Promotions ) ..... This Month ..... Are You Buying U.S. Defense Bonds? ..... Photo Finish

Boeing NEWS 1942 01
Boeing NEWS 1942 01
Vol. XII No. 1 ....... Cover: Looking through the nose of the B-17E at another Flying Fortress ahead. The dot just to the right of the face reflected in the glass, is a ship on the water below. Photo by Gordon Williams, Public Relations department. "Somewhere in England" - This was Engineer Dick Rouzie's address last year. Home again, he tells of how he saw the B-17 war-tested. By Dick Rouzie ..... Your Time On Their Hands ( Time Keepers ) ..... Pursued Ships - Here's What Happened to the Pacific Clippers When War Came ..... An Ice Time was had by all... ..... Stepping Up! ( Promotions ) ..... Safety Builds Ships ..... Oxnard A. Fumblethumb, Esq. ..... How to Drain the Parking Lot ..... This Month ..... Flashes From the Bond Drive ..... The Boeing Log Book ..... Photo Finish

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Boeing NEWS 1942 02
Vol. XII No. 2 ....... Cover: Polar-Lab ... Looking through the window into the frigid zone of the new Boeing cold room, where two research workers study a plane installation under thirty-below-zero conditions - Photo by Gordon Williams ....... Inside Articles: ... Labrrratory ..... Design for Production ..... Who Goes There? ( Military Rankings ) ..... The Starting Point for Offense! ( B-17 Production Photo Story ) ..... First Winners - The Boeing Suggestion System ( C. A. Weaver , S. F. McClung and Lester L. Smith ) ..... Key Men Named for New Division ..... Benchworkers is Der Quiziest People ..... This Month - Service Awards ..... Stepping Up! ( Promotions ) ..... Oxnard A. Fumblethumb, Esq. ..... Photo Finish

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Boeing NEWS 1942 03
Vol. XII No. 3 ....... Cover: Into the Wind ... "Look Who's Laughing," or "Grin Mill" might have been the title to this picture. At least the engine being tested at the "go-round house" (see page 4) seems to be looking askance and grinning broadly. Gordon Burkhart, left, and Al Holmes, with the fire extinguisher, are the men. Photo by Gordon Williams, public relations. ....... Inside Articles: ... Talkers Who Harm Us ..... Go-Round House ..... Strato-Hostess ..... Sawdust Trail - The wood shp, grandaddy of them all, is still going strong. ..... The Big Air Aid ..... Stepping Up! ..... Don't Buy Savings Bonds From Your Bank Balance ..... Oxnard A. Fumblethumb, Esq. ..... Suggestion-Box Winners ..... Photo Finish

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Boeing NEWS 1942 04
Vol. XII No. 4 ....... Cover: Sold - To America! ... Col. John S. Griffith, left, head of the Army office at Boeing, and Captain Felix Waitkus, Army test pilot and one of the first men to hop the Atlantic, go over the test flight check-up list, preparatory to buying another Flying Fortress. ....... Inside Articles: ... You Keep 'Em Buying ..... Who Goes There?( Air Corps ) ..... Save the Pieces ( Scrap ) ..... The Travelling Service Men ..... More Surprises Coming! ..... Idea Awards ..... Oxnard A. Fumblethumb, Esq. ..... The Loan Arrangers ..... Double Homecoming ..... Photo Finish

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Boeing NEWS 1942 05
Vol. XII No. 5 ....... Cover: Air Hero ... Boeing day-shift men and women take a recess to hear American air hero Captain Hewitt T. Wheless express the Air Forces' gratitude for their Flying Fortresses. Reading from left to right in picture you and you and you. ....... Inside Articles: ... To An American Soldier ( Poem ) By L. E. (Ted) Dawley ..... Spares Make the Winner ..... Together, We Can't Lose ..... Mechanics' School ..... Backstage With Boeing ..... Ideas for the Allies ..... Ten Ideas Hit Jackpot ..... How to Win Awards ..... Meet Luna Fumblethumb ..... Stepping Up! ..... They Went Down Fighting By L. E. (Ted) Dawley ..... Photo Finish

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Boeing NEWS 1942 06
Vol. XII No. 6 ....... Cover: PT-17 ... Most Army and Navy pilots get their flying start in these sturdy trainers, built in one of Boeings Kansas plants. The photo was taken in Texas by Lieut. Fred Bamberger of the U. S. Army Air Forces. ....... Inside Articles: ... Built in Kansas ..... Midwest Ringmaster ..... Fortress Versus Nippon ..... Woman's Place Is Just Like in the Home ..... Stepping Up ..... Service Awards ..... Oxnard and Luna Fumblethumb ..... Boeing Sports - Ex-Pitt Pirate Pilots Plants' Play Program, Renton Can Start an Olympic Team by Ron Warnock, The Ball Facts: Everybody's in Leagues with Somebody ..... 3-in-1 Means "Per Car" Now ..... Stepping Up! ..... Photo Finish

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Boeing NEWS 1942 07
Vol. XII No. 7 ....... Cover: Fireworks ... These are practice bombs being loaded aboard the Flying Fortress at a bomber crew training base "somewhere in the Northwest." When the crews move on, next time they go through time scene they'll be loading real fireworks for the enemy. ....... Inside Articles: ... Here's the Sea Ranger - A new experimental flying boat for the Navy ..... Boeing to Build Gliders ..... From Refugee and General ( Lt. Gen. George H. Brett and Lt. Gen. Delos C. Emmons ) .....Inventions on Request ..... The Swing Shift is a Matter of Opinion ..... Bombs Away! - In the outside columns on this and preceding page a trio of B-17s lay their deadly eggs on a target below. Falling bombs remain for awhile in a straight line beneath the ships, because each of them continues its forward course with the same speed it had acquired inside the plane's bomb bay. ..... Two-Time Winners Show Up ( Tom Lang and Raymond Clift plus Art Straley and J. E. King ) ..... Boeing's Battling Bantams ( Earl Bergstrom and Sammy Chapman ) By Ron Warnock ..... Oxnard and Luna Fumblethumb ..... This Month - Service Awards ..... Stepping Up! ( Promotions ) ..... Photo Finish

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Boeing NEWS 1942 08
Vol. XII No. 8 ....... Cover: Moving Up ... Back of Boeing's record production, that won its employees the Army-Navy E for excellence, is a unique and revolutionary assembly system. Here is one phase of assembly, as another big bomber is swung forward on the line. Photograph by Vern Manion, Photo Unit. ....... Inside Articles: ... Army-Navy "E" ..... Background for Excellence ..... Bond Voyage ..... He Built His Own Wings ..... The Most Unpopular Man In the Plant By Austin Simonds ..... The Fumblethumbs. ..... Suggestion Winners ..... Stepping Up! ..... Picnic Pics

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Boeing NEWS 1942 09
Vol. XII No. 9 ....... Cover: Training by Movies ... Army Air Forces mechanics at the flying Fortress school watch the B-17 in action. They also get close-ups of how to service the plane. The training pictures are produced by Boeing's motion picture department (story on page 8). The cover photo was taken by Gordon Williams. ....... Inside Articles: ... Alexander the Swoose ( B-17 from the Pacific Theater ) - By Col. John K. Gowan ..... Boeing Aircraft College ..... Round Trips by Day - Bombing Raids on Axis Targets in France and Holland ..... Now Showing ..... Renton Has Winning Ideas Too ..... The Fumblethumbs ..... All Signs Point to a Ride ..... Softball and Golf Champs ..... Photo Finish

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Boeing NEWS 1942 10
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Boeing NEWS 1942 11
Vol. XII No. 11 ....... Cover: "Window Shop" ... The "goldfish" member of shop 208 is Ivy Lehde, who worked in the display window of the Boeing-McDermott building in downtown Seattle. Passers-by watch her as she assembles electric wiring. (More details on page 13). Photograph by Vern Manion, photo unit. ....... Inside Articles: ... Wishing Won't Win The War By George MacDonald ..... Doctor For Warplanes ( Service Repairman ) ..... Strato-Gremlins Are Sky Terrors ..... Fortress Action Around The World ..... He Led B-17s Over Europe ( Col. Frank A. Armstrong Jr. ) ..... I Did Stunts in a Bomb-Loaded B-17 By Lt. Clark M. Garber, Jr. ..... Now You See It, Now You Don't - Camouflage Department ..... This Month ..... A Sourdough With Wings - The Boeing 80-A ..... B-17F Flight Photo

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Boeing NEWS 1942 12
Vol. XII No. 12 ....... Cover: Ordinarially Santa Claus is a jovial soul who wishes everyone well. But after all, the Axis DID kidnap him, and it took Superman to rescue him, so you can't blame Santa for preparing to leave a few explosive gifts in the Axis stockings. ( Actually bombs are practice dummies. ) ..... Santa and the B-17 ..... Looking at England's War Industry By P. G. Johnson ..... Report from the Fortresses ..... Storm Over Kiska ..... "Cookie Cutters" By Gideon Kramer ..... Break Men - "Test to Destruction" By Roland Bradley ..... Boeing-made Gliders ..... Oxnard and Luna Fumblethumb ..... Old Claus in the B-17 Contract ..... This Month - Service Pin Awards ..... "Winged Whirl" - Working Women's Hair Styles

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Boeing NEWS 1943 01
Vol. XIII No. 1 ....... Cover: New Year Dawn ... Dawn of the new year brings with it rising hopes of victory, and symbolically, these Boeing Flying Fortresses may well be one of the principal means of attaining that victory. ( Photograph, actually taken at sunrise, by Austin Simonds, public relations ). ....... Inside Articles: ... The Enemy has a Man Trying to Beat You. By M. O. Russell, Assistant Employment Manager ..... The Great Yankee Doodle - How do you design a brand new plane? The designers claim they don't actually know, but there's a clue to the answer in this story of how the Boeing Flying Fortress began. By Roland Bradley ..... The Sergeant Reports ..... B-17s in Action ..... Studying for an M.D. ( Doctor of Mechanics ) ..... A Year's Worth of Ideas ..... Poets' License for the year ..... Renton Service Awards ..... This Month - Seattle Service Awards - Five Boeing Deaths - George Fuller Passes ..... Shooting Gallery

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Boeing News 1943 02
Vol. XIII No. 2 ....... Cover: Stinger Turrets ... These are "stinger turrets," standing on end. They'll bring up the rear of Boeing Flying Fortresses. The girl putting the finishing touches to the stinger compartments is Lucille Keys. ( Photograph by Vern Manion. ) ....... Inside Articles: ... Boeing Clippers Chosen for First Presidential Flight ..... What Is the Multiline System? By H. Oliver West ( Reprinted from Wings ) ..... Anvil Chorus ..... Here Came the British ..... Fortress Reports ..... I Work for Vengeance - Walter A. B. Nichols was known throughout the world as a manufacturer of fine Chinese rugs. In plants and shops in Tientsin, China, he employed thirty thousand workers. In well-furnished homes, in army posts and club rooms from Capetown to Seattle, Nichols Chinese rugs were famous. Today, after thirty years in the Orient, Nichols is a beginner inspector in shop 310. He came to Boeing because, in helping to build Flying Fortresses, he is repaying the Japanese most effectively for what they did to his friends in China. Here, in this Boeing-copyrighted article, Nichols' eye-witness story of the methods and results of Japanese aggression is told for the first time. By Walter A. B. Nichols, Inspection Department ..... This Is Our Army, Mr. Jones ..... Service Pin Awards ..... Flying Fortress Road Show - Since it isn't possible for all the thousands of Army Air Forces mechanics to be sent to Seattle to learn Boeing Flying Fortress maintenance, the Army had to find some other method of training. ..... "Glamour Girl" - ( Mary Ann ) the B-17 star from the new movie "Air Force"

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Boeing NEWS 1943 03
Vol. XIII No. 3 ....... Cover: Bombs on Gizo ... A Boeing Flying Fortress wings across Gizo Island in the Solomons, leaving behind the rising smoke of destruction. Wing tip of an accompanying fortress shows at right. This raid was part of a triple-pronged aerial thrust against the Japs during the fight for Guadalcanal. (Official U. S. Navy Photo.) ....... Inside Articles: ... Altitude 50,000...And Up! - The Boeing Strato-Chamber ..... My Wars With Germany - It's a custom among industrial plants to have an "oldest employee." Boeing this month comes up with its candidate for oldest in the entire aircraft industry, remarkable Charles Dauble of Renton. ..... R-R-R-Riveters - While a lot of the odd occupations about the plant have received attention in Boeing News, so far the most common riveting and and bucking has missed out. Here the girls take the spotlight, the riveting teams who make up 20 percent of Boeing personnel, the largest in any one type of work. ..... Battle of Bismarck Sea ..... The Fightingest Fortress - According to Hollywood custom, Suzy should have been wearing a bathing suit when she posed for this photo at Boeing Field. For Hollywood has just announced that Suzy-Q is to be a movie queen. Suzie herself will play the starring role in a full-length film telling the story of her life, both at Boeing and in battle action. ..... Torch Movement By Joseph Zuber ..... Introducing Bessie ( A Second Air Force B-17 ) ..... Prelude To Combat

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Boeing NEWS 1943 04
Vol. XIII No. 4 ....... Cover: Turrent Tracers ... An unretouched photograph taken on a rainy night in the Boeing Field gun pits. The streaks of light from the fifty-calibre ball turret guns are tracer tracks. (Photograph by Vern Manion.) ....... Inside Articles: ... Der Fuehrer's Face ..... Gun Tests By Roland Bradley ..... Praise The Lord ( Ammunition ) ..... "Were We In a Fight!" ( Damage to B-17s )..... Coat o' Chrome ( New Test Colors for Equipment ) ..... Rommel Pommelers - Last month Boeing News presented "Torch Movement," the story of two Boeing service engineers in England who helped prepare Allied air power for the North African assault. Here is the sequel the adventures of William Baihly and Milo Schnee, another pair of Boeing engineers, who worked with the bomber group that helped chase Rommel across the African desert. ..... Fortress Fashions - New Muriel King designed Women's Work Clothes ..... Oxnard and Luna Fumblethumb ..... Daredevil Pilots B-4F ( Jim Fraser ) ..... Ball of Fire ( Frank Clemmer Department ) ..... Fortress Action

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Boeing NEWS 1943 05
Vol. XIII No. 5 ....... Cover: Army versus Weather ... Standing guard at a lonely, snow-buried airfield of the U. S. Army Air Forces, this sentry typifies the saying of Army flying men in Alaska: "It's not so much the Japs we're fighting, but the weather." (Army Air Forces Photo.) ....... Inside Articles: ... Aleutian Dispatch - Stretching like a rapier at the heart of Japan, Uncle Sam's Aleutian Island chain is one of the least publicized but most important war fronts in the world. This report of Boeing Flying Fortresses in action, direct from an Army air base in the Aleutians, was written especially for Boeing News readers. By William L. Worden ..... "Not The Japs, But The Weather" ..... Mussing Mussolini - Here is a graphic sequence of Press Association photos on the bombing of Palermo, Sicily, in April by Boeing Fortresses. ..... Confederate Guerrilla - Two months ago Boeing News advanced Charles Dauble of Renton as a candidate for oldest man in the aircraft industry, but another company had a man who topped him. So Boeing News promptly comes back with another candidate who looks like a sure bet to win all age honors. He's John C. Cocheran of Plant 2 maintenance, with 91 years of thrills behind him. By Al Hill ..... They Loft When They Sit Down To Draw By Roland Bradley ..... "The Working Girl Will Protect Us" ..... Clean Sweep ..... Oxnard and Luna Fumblethumb ..... Service Awards to May 10th ..... Vehicles of the Air

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Boeing NEWS 1943 06
Vol. XIII No. 6 ....... Cover: The Boeing Clipper, taken by Boeing News photographer Gordon Williams (now Ensign Williams of Coast Guard public relations), received the gold medal award at the New York Art Director's Show as the best black and white advertising photo appearing in national magazines. The Clipper picture was used in a Boeing ad. ....... Inside Articles: ... Let's Go on a Spending Spree ..... Hitler's Licked, Huh? - The crew of the famour Fortress "Jack the Ripper" visit Boeing factory. Sarah Harrison, Bob Gray, George Campbell with Andrew Markle, William Crumm, Robert Kleyla, Karl Masters, Rufus Youngblood and Peter DeBoy ..... Tropical Islands Aren't So Hot! - Here is the story of nine men, listed as missing for 66 days when their B-17 went down in the Pacific, as told by the Fortress' navigator, Lieut. Robert Dorwart of Seattle, when he visited the Boeing plant. The tale begins where most of the other war stories end, with the fliers reaching an island. By Helen Call - Flying Fortress "Lovin' Dove" crew pose with Lt. Gen. Millard F. Harmon; crew members: Jim Hunt, Don Martin, Ted Edwards, William Nichols, Bob Turnbull, Balfour Gibson, Robert Dorwart, Ernest Ruiz, Thomas Classen ..... Undercover Pilots - Training in a Link Trainer; Pilot Elliott Merrill with Harry E. Cramer ..... Test Flight of the XB-Link ..... Snapshots in Steel - Large steel template production ..... Sewing Circle - The women making the coverings for elevators, ailerons and rudders ..... 7 Steps to Winning - Suggestions ..... Atlantic Shuttle - While much of the war's spotlight is cast upon the Boeing Flying Fortress, another Boeing plane - the mighty Clipper - is playing a vital role in Allied war strategy, too. Here is the story of the Boeing Clippers and job they are doing. Pan American Airways; The president cutting cake aboard Clipper with Adm. Leahy, Hopkins, Lieut. Cone ..... Fortress vs. Fortress - The B-17 against Axis strongholds; Wilhelmshaven, Lille

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Boeing News 1943 07
Vol. XIII No. 7 ....... Cover: B-17s in Flight ....... Inside Articles: ... They're "Carrying the Mail" Again ..... ST vs. SO - This is the story of a few men in the fabrication department and how they succeeded, with much toil, in creating one of the most important production changes in the B-17's history. ..... Tool Trouble Trailers ..... A Yankee on the Yangtze ..... Bombing the Japs in 1937 ..... Temperature, Ceiling, and Japs, Come in Zeros ..... The Roof Riders. By Helen Call ..... "... Your Eye Is as Steady as Ever" ( Dave Williams, Senior ) ..... Our "Taxpert" By Addington Didjitt ..... Service Awards Seattle ..... Service Awards Renton ..... Decorated for War Work - Boeing's new division insignia

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Boeing NEWS 1943 08
Vol. XIII No. 8 ....... On Our Cover: This dramatic on-the-scene photo shows Boeing test pilot Bob Lamson attempting to revive Lieut. Col. W. R. Lovelace immediately after Lovelace had descended a record-shattering 40,200 feet by parachute. This and photographs on the following two pages are the first published pictures of the sensational jump. Photos taken during and after the jump were snapped by radio operator Cliff Dorman, who accompanied Lamson. ....... Inside Articles: Stratosphere Leap - Could a flier bailing out in the stratosphere, parachute all the way to the ground and still live? Since the world record jump of 40,813 feet was made as a free fall, the question was unanswered. So Lieut. Col. W. R. Lovelace, outstanding authority on high altitude medicine and co-inventor of the most popularly used oxygen mask, decided to experiment on himself. Here is his story of his 40,200-foot jump, told for the first time. ..... The More, the Merrier England. By James McGlincy UP Correspondent ..... Want To Make A Test Flight? ..... Dear Joe ( Writing messages on planes ) ..... Million Milers ( The Boeing 247 ) ..... Well Wheeled ( Wheels at Boeing ) By Helen Call ..... Japan Still Holds The Bases ..... "Flide Rule" - This is the story of a remarkable gadget which .is a cross between, a flight computer and an engineering slide rule, hence the nickname flide rule. It's made of ordinary cardboard, and covered with figures, inside and out. It's riding on bombing missions throughout the world as an extra-and-valuable member of the Boeing Flying Fortress crews. ..... Service Awards for July ..... Anywhere Wear - Boeing's work clothes for women ..... Everything Under Control - Renton Division's central control setup

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Boeing NEWS 1943 09
Vol. XIII No. 9 ....... Cover: This Japanese cruiser was knocked out because it made a mistake that is an old one in the prize ring. It "zigged" when it should have "zagged." As the curving wake reveals, the ship swung the wrong way, directly into the path of the bombs from the Flying Fortress above. The first bomb missed, as shown by the circle in the water to the right of the vessel, but the next one caught it squarely on the bow, sinking it. The photograph was brought home from New Guinea recently by Boeing service engineer Dave Weaver. ....... Inside Articles: ... It's a Matter of Perspective ..... Swing's The Thing - What about the people of the victory shift? Do they really lead an upside-down life? Sit down and let them tell you. You might be surprised. ..... "Joe's Duck" - Did you ever expect to see a house with a full-grown bomber wing and a pair of full-grown engines sticking out the side of it? Well, take a look at Joe's Duck, who is part house and part Flying Fortress, and very important. ..... "L For Leather" - And Luck ( Sub Killers - Over the bleak Atlantic, Flying Fortresses are busy with a behind-the-headlines job that will have much to do with the Allies' invasion of Europe. ) By Connery Chappell ..... New Guinea Hell - No war in history has been so brutal as the war in New Guinea, where Uncle Sam is starting his long journey along the road to Tokyo. In the air and on the ground, it's equally tough. A Boeing engineer saw it both ways. ..... B-17 Art Gallery ( Nose Art ) ..... Caged in Copper - Behind walls of gleaming copper, Boeing electrical engineers have been wrestling with aviation's radio jabberwocky, strangle-holds not barred. ..... "Chest High" - Identification Department ..... Sand Storm - The Sand Blasters of Shop 115 at Plant 2 ..... Service Awards for August ..... Eat Some Food Every Day ..... B-17 Body Blows ( Against Europe )

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Boeing NEWS 1943 10
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Boeing NEWS 1943 11
Vol. XIII No. 11 ....... Cover: "G-whiskers" the chin foliage of the new B-17G. Not yet faired into the fuselage, this chin turret pauses long enough on the production line to have its portrait made. In the bomber's nose are, left to right, Isabelle Hathaway, Barbara Heinz, Fern Nicholson. Photo by Don McQuade (See pages 3, 4, 10, for B-17G and turrets.) ....... Inside Articles: ... Even a whisper is loud ..... B-17-G - Ordinarily, a scrapper's chin is built to take it. The chin of the new model G Boeing Flying Fortress, on the other hand. is built to dish it out, plenty. ..... Behind The Chin Turret - You can't add firepower to a plane by rubbing a magic lamp. It takes blood, courage, ingenuity and time. The Yanks had what it took in Europe's skies. By Reynolds Phillips ..... 388 Punches On The Nose - Meet the porcupine, one of the latest and most amazing creatures in the Boeing menagerie. It throws punches by hundreds. ..... Spareplanes - Not all Flying Fortresses fly away from Boeing under their own power. Some of the most important ones come off the production lines in many pieces. ..... Color Guaranteed - The paint shop at Renton looks like a soda fountain, a moving assembly line, a science laboratory and vat 69-and turns out 30,000 paint Jobs in a shift. ..... 80-Round Fighters By Jim Douglas - On 165 missions, these two sergeants found Japs, forest fires, fat natives named Hector, and plenty of medals. Now they're preparing for more of the same. ..... Sure Fire Shop By Helen Call - The famous shooting power of the Flying Fortress gets its Start in Boeing gun shop, where the guns are lined up on the enemy long before he appears. ..... Truck and Wing ..... My Day Care By Motley Bunch (Boeing News Secret Agent) - Grown-ups are satisfied with the day nurseries as a place to leave children while their mothers work in war plants. But how do the children feel about it? What is the true story -the whole story? In this exclusive article are the daring revelations of a Boeing News reporter who was smuggled into a nursery disguised s a four-year-old child. ..... Stationery "Engineers" By Laurie Matterson - Fortresses are built of paper and pencils and Scotch tape, as well as aluminum and rivets. They provide the parts in the stationery nook of store 442. ..... Seattle Attacks - If ever there was any doubt that the Army considers the Flying Fortress its prime weapon, it was dispelled the night of October 3 when the Army and the Seattle Chamber of Commerce staged a gold-braided, star-studded extravaganza the like of which the aircraft industry had never seen before. The show's purpose was to recruit workers for Boeing, where the manpower shortage threatened production schedules. ..... Oxnard and Luna Fumblethumb ..... Photo Finish ..... Battleship of the Skies

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Boeing NEWS 1943 12
Detailed updates coming

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Boeing NEWS 1944 01
Vol. XIV No. 1 ....... Cover: Crater Germany ... Focke-Wulf plant at Marienburg, Germany, after a bombing by B-l7s, showing what the Fortresses are doing to Nazi production. Note honeycomb shell of buildings, broken planes (upper left, front cover), crater rows made by salvos of 500-pounders from each B-17. Shadows and white specks of sunshine in buildings are the clues to damage. Here's a trick: hold photo upside down and craters look like bulges. Pictures of the Marienburg plant before and during the raid are on page 4. (U. S, Army Air forces photos ). ....... Inside Articles: ... The Briefing ..... Tomorrow We Bomb... - What's the most amazing war machine operated by the Allies? Wellwood Beall, vice-president, engineering, who has just returned from England, saw it in action. It's part of the battle that seldom reaches the headlines. ..... "Howdy, Stranger" - Boeing personnel help new employees get settled ..... Chips Off the Old Block - The story of four small cities and a middle-sized one, and how they went to bat to help wipe out a lot of very large towns in a place called Germany. ..... Metal Marvels ( Metallurgical Laboratory ) ..... Twenty-Grand Ideas - The men that investigate new idea suggestions ..... Letter Getters - The letter girls of Renton's central files get more mail than Lana Turner. Of course, much of it is addressed to "Gentlemen," but they keep it anyhow. ..... Tank Battle - When you blow up a rubber life raft, the idea is, to inflate it. But with rubber gas tanks, you fill them with hot air so they will collapse. It's a hot stuff. By Helen Call ..... Oxnard and Luna Fumblethumb ..... Air Show - The Boeing Air Show at 9:30 Tuesdays

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Boeing NEWS 1944 02
Vol. XIV No. 2 ....... Cover: Not even night can silence the thunder of Fortress engines on the warm-up apron at Boeing Field. The mechanics switch on floodlights and keep working. Here the lights reflect off the spinning props and all-silver surface of one of the first unpainted B-17s since the "No camouflage" order. Photo by Keith Kinsman ....... Inside Articles: ... The Briefing ..... Removed: One Jap Island by Lt. j.g. Gordon Williams ..... Buy, Borrow, or Build By Al Hill ..... It's in the Cards By Margaret Young ..... Palace Pals ..... If We Were Germany ..... Die Dentistry By Helen Call ..... Case of the Precise Inspectors ..... On the Spot ..... Service Pins During January ..... Flaming Love ..... Show Girls ..... Schweinfurt Story

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Boeing NEWS 1944 03
Vol. XIV No. 3 ....... Cover: Renton's eighteen-foot power brake can perforate a stiffener with 160 rivet holes at one stroke. Ethel Langei and Iril St. Clair practiced for six months on junior brakes before graduating to shop 162's monster metal former. Rows of little springs in the brake bed are part of the strippet punch that cuts the holes in the metal. "Parts Makers," on pages 6 and 7, shows other people who run fabrication machines. ....... Inside Articles: ... The Briefing ..... Too Tough To Stop - Here are the most remarkable planes of the entire war the roughneck Fortresses of the South Pacific that have been hitting the Japs since war began. By Helen Call ..... Return from Wewak - Sergeant Paich had more to keep him busy, all at once, than a one - arm riveter with hives. Even for a man with four Purple Hearts, that trip home from Wewak was a tough day's work. ..... Parts Makers ( Fabrication Shops ) ..... Amphibious Airport ( Airstrip at Renton ) ..... "Border Incident" - Two men, an early Boeing seaplane, a blustery March 3, 1919, and a boundary to be crossed. That was the start of international airmail, just a quarter of a century ago. ..... Our Own Auto Show ( Specialized Vehicles ) ..... Bomber Bible - When a Fortress gets in a tough spot, airmen usually can find the answer to their problems in handy capsule form, complete with everything but vitamins. The capsule is the bomber's bible, a set of text books prepared by the Boeing engineering division's handbook people. By Margaret Young ..... First Mission - Have you ever wondered how a Fortress crewman feels when he goes into combat for the first time? "First Mission" will put you in his shoes. Here are the thoughts, the feelings of a flyer on that morning when his mind pounds with the trite but potent refrain, "This is it," Here are the first pre-combat breakfast, the long trek to your bomber in the chill English dawn, the bombing run, the first sight of Jerry. This is the story of Sgt. John Crowther, top turret gunner who flew twenty-five combat missions over Europe. Now he is at the Boeing Flying Fortress school. By Sgt. John Crowther as told to Jim Douglas ..... How I Won The War - Of all the thrilling tales we have heard from visiting war heroes, some of the most exciting stories are the ones that don't ordinarily get into print. Here are a few of these unusual war experiences. They are tales twice told to the Boeing News, the second version is the FBI's. ..... Oxnard and Luna Fumblethumb ..... Jungle "War" ( Simulated Theater of Combat ) .....

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Boeing NEWS 1944 04
Vol. XIV No. 4 ....... Cover: B-29 Take-Off ... We sent our cameraman out to get a picture of a B-29 Superfortress taking off, but the poor fellow had coffee nerves and came back with only this - a girl watching the take-off. The girl is Ferne Kather, Boeing secretary. Photo is by Vern Manion, who knew the Army would rather see a girl than a photograph of a B-29. ....... Inside Articles: ... The Briefing ..... Atlantic Kill - What happened to the swarm of Nazi underwater marauders that stalked the east coast since the war began? Read this. By Jim Douglas ..... Uncle Burt - Nearly everyone at Boeing has heard of Burt Carr. He's probably the most talked about, and talked to, man in the plant. ..... "Yes Sir, She's Our Baby" ( Groundcrew of the B-17 "Knockout Dropper" ) ..... First of the "Super" Bombers ( B-15 ) ..... Boeingtown - Along quiet, hilltop streets, sit the 2,420 modern homes of Renton Highlands. Seventy percent of those occupied hold the families of employees of the Boeing Renton Division. Unlike most hastily thrown together, war-jammed housing projects, the Highlands has most of the qualities of a permanent suburban city. ..... Kampfflugzeug - German tactical drawing for attacking the B-17 Bomber ..... Grandma - Subcontractor ( Mrs. Ida Jane Crawford ) By Helen Call ..... Artists and Model B-17 ( Advertising Art ) ..... Early Birds - Some of the first aviators

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Boeing NEWS 1944 05
Vol. XIV No. 5 ....... Cover: Windmill ... The sixteen laminated spruce blades of this huge fan can set the wind whipping at 700 miles per hour through the new Boeing wind tunnel. The streamlined nacelle smooths the air past the fan's hub. Photo by Robert Yarnall Ritchie. ....... Inside Articles: ... The Briefing Tomorrow's Planes "Fly" Here - In the new Boeing research laboratory and wind tunnel will be born many aeronautical developments of the future. There Boeing engineers plot further refinements for today's planes and investigate revolutionary designs for tomorrow's. By Helen Call ..... Hurricane in Harness - In case you're puzzled about just what a wind tunnel is, what it does and how it works, here's a layman's explanation of the new Boeing laboratories. ..... 'Chute the Ammunition - Here's the exciting story of how a single venerable B-17 slugged it out with Jap planes and Jap troops, and delivered the goods that helped win the Admiralties. ..... Invitation to Surrender page ( Leaflets ) ..... The Cost of Air Victory - Here's the side of our European air campaign that you don't usually read about in the communiques. Here are the men you know, and the planes you built, that will never fly again. ..... The Boeing Farm Bloc - Among Boeing plane makers are a number of landed gentry who keep up farm production along with Boeing production. Practically every shop has its farmers, who are weathering the help shortage and the food shortage by growing their own grub, and who help feed others by keeping the markets stocked with their crops. All of them claim to be happy even though hurried by their double life in factory and farm. ..... Clockwork on the Wing Line - When the foreman in shop 304 mutters "single wing to the right" and looks at the shop stop clockhe's just as intent on watching the wings go by as he would be watching the pigskin sail toward a pair of goalposts. ..... The First "B-17" Was a Helicopter By Margaret Young ..... Behind the Big Wind ( Wind Tunnel )

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Boeing NEWS 1944 06
Vol. XIV No. 6 ....... Cover: Five Grand ... Everybody's airplane, the Five Grand, swings in a steep bank on its Army acceptance flight, with Maj. Harold Hanson at the controls. The 5000th Fortress was accepted just four days after it came off the production line. The photo is by Stewart Love. For more photos and story on the Five Grand, see pages 10 and 11. ....... Inside Articles: ... The Briefing ..... Underground Escape - The hero of this story is called Sgt. Joe Morgan. That is not his name. His real name must remain a military secret. Apart from the use of fictitious names for Morgan and his crewmates, this story of the sergeant's adventures in the Underground has been altered only with respect to details which might conceivably aid the Nays in establishing the identity of his plane or the vicinity in which it was shot down. By Jim Douglas ..... Funny Things Happen - In the Air Forces you've got to laugh, no matter how thick the flak and the Focke-Wulfs. If you don't, you might as well trade your seat in a B-17 for one in the nearest nut factory. ..... The Karat Patch ( Industrial Diamonds ) ..... Model Boys - When a new airplane is designed at Boeing, these are the boys who build the first one. They've turned an educational hobby into a skilled profession. By Helen Call ..... Roller-Coaster Over Germany - Some engineers will tell you a Fortress can do an inside loop. Impossible, say others. Here's the story of a Fort that did one and with most of its tail gone. By Lt. John W. Raedeke U. S. Army 8th Air Force ..... The 5000th Boeing Built Flying Fortress Since Pearl Harbor ..... "I Got an Idea" - Here is a digest of some of the Boeing planes that have never been built. But we are sure if they had been they would have shocked the enemy to death, and aerodynamicists as well. By Margaret Young Illustrated by James Wandesforde ..... "We Deliver" - Visitors to the plant almost invariably comment that the astonishing part about aircraft production is how the parts all get to the right place at the right time. Here are the jugglers who manage the neat trick. ..... Oxnard and Luna Fumblethumb ..... XB-Rochester ( Jack Benny's partner Rochester visits Boeing )

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Boeing NEWS 1944 07
Vol. XIV No. 7 ....... Cover: B-29 ... The Boeing Superfortress ....... Inside Articles: ... Birth of the B-29 - You have to go back, not months but years, for the origins of "Chapter B-29" in the changing history of aerial warfare. Men of vision conceived and drafted it; men and women in many plants-plus the Army Air Forces put action into this "chapter" to help close the story of World War 2. By Helen Call ..... World Wide Wings - Secrecy still shrouds many of its vital statistics, but here's a "fact sheet" that sketches what can be told about the Superfortress, now rolling out of Boeing plants and soaring away to far battlefronts. ..... Wichita to Yawata - The Superfortresses that hit Yawata on the first strike at the heart of Japan came from Boeing's midwest plant at Wichita, Kansas. How those B-29s were produced is a story earmarked in manufacturing annals as a phenomenal job. By Reynolds Phillips ..... The Noose Tightens - In the dates of August 17, 1942, and June 15, 1944, the Axis will find a deadly parallel. The first brought the Boeing Flying Fort-tress' first foray into Hitler's Europe, a successful raid on Rouen. The second saw Boeing Superfortresses strike their first blow at Japan, heralding the destruction of the Nip empire of aggression. ..... Entry of the Gladiators - When Superforts first roared over Japan it was the start of an aerial campaign all the U. S. had been waiting for. It was a campaign the men of the 20th Bomber Command had long been waiting for too. And they drew a tough assignment in "Target, Yawata!" ..... How to Destroy a B-17 - "At long last, the brilliant military experts of our Emperor have devised a way to battle and bring down, inevitably, the insolent Boeing B-17 heavy bomber, known as the Flying Fortress. Your most humble magazine, Fuji, is deeply honored to bring to you this inside story of the ingenuity of our Imperial Air Force leaders. The conversations of four noble sons of the Emperor, who are flying officers, are written down in this article. They report that the hairy foreigners in their Boeing B-17 s have been struck all of a heap by this new highly effective method. ..... How are We Doing? - On this and the succeeding three pages is a summary of Boeing's financial report, outlined for employees who would like to know what happens to the money the army has spent for Boeing planes. The figures include operations in both Kansas and Washington. ..... Running Mate ..... The Dragon Flies ( Chinese nickname for B-29s )

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Vol. XIV No. 8 ....... Cover: 'Round the Clock at Wichita ... Another B-29 rolls from the Wichita plant, bound for Japan, One of first pictures of B-29 manufacture released, it shows the tremendous production already under way. Wichita and Renton plants both are filled with B-29s. ....... Inside Articles: ... Pressurized Cabin in the Sky - Five miles up on a B-29 raid, instead of oxygen masks and heavy equipment, it's sandwiches, coffee and smokes for crewmen. The Boeing B-29 is the first plane designed for combat with pressurized cabin. ..... Launching a B-29 - At Renton ..... My Day in the Stratosphere - Probably no woman had ever been to 35,000 feet, and it was obviously time something was done about it. So Boeing Magazine's gal went strato-flying. By Helen Call ..... Plains Plant - Boeing-Wichita started out to build very small planes in a very small way. Today it builds the world's largest planes in a way that is quite tremendous. ..... B-29s to Bangkok - Here is the inside story, never before told, of how the Super-forts got their start in action, and their long-secret mission that preceded the Yawata raid. ..... Day's Work - A bombing mission over Germany is just an ordinary day's work. At least the author of this story, who returned to the U.S. to attend the Boeing B-29 school, makes it sound that way. By T/Sgt. Johnny Savoi ..... Lebensraum - Hitler started it all, and now everybody's doing it. Doing what? Crying for "Lebensraum," of course. Even at Boeing, people and departments are scrambling for living space. By Dick Williams ..... Firing Squad - Ever try to shoot a gun while bouncing along on the back of a cayuse? Neither have the Boeing armament men, but they run into the same kind of shooting problems in an airplane. By Margaret Young ..... More Snap! Crackle! Pop! - New Clipped Tail Turret on B-17Es ..... Hand Made in China - Building Runways

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Boeing NEWS 1944 09
Vol. XIV No. 9 ....... Cover: Guest Day at Renton ... Photographer Vern Manion was just passing by at Renton Guest Day, August 27, and caught this unposed picture of Mrs. Sam Yount (left) and Virginia Chiene, a visitor from 432, Seattle. Our comment: "Hot dogs!" The Briefing ..... Can the B-29 Smash Nippon's Industry? - The B-29 has declared war on the steel industry of Japan. If the B-29 wins, the Jap,war machine will be choked to death. By Reynolds Phillips ..... Running Interference for Invasion - When the Yanks invaded France the B-17s were out in front of them all the way, like a blocker clearing a touchdown trail. The story is told by a Fortress pilot and former member of shop 104 at Boeing Plant 2, Seattle. By Capt. Lee H. Dennis ..... The "Strat" in Strategy - When the Stratoliners came home to Plant 2 their tongues were hanging out. They'd been helping create history in a large way, ever since the war began. By Dick Williams ..... Get a Load on that Wing - The heart of a plane's performance lies in its wing. That's why the B-29's wing had to be the greatest airfoil ever designed. By Helen Call ..... Our Destination: Tokyo ( B-29 Production ) ..... "Trained Seal" Rivet - To get the B-29's pressure cabin sealed in like a vacuum bottle, a new kind of rivet was needed, an airtight rivet. What's that? Let Jerry Eckberg tell about it. ..... Flutter Bugs - One thing an airplane can't stand is a case of flutter the trade name for the shakes that can tear an airplane to pieces. By Margaret Young ..... Paper Route Over Europe ( Dropping Leaflets ) ..... Win the War With Arrows - Almost every publication today has a military analyst of its own. Consequently, Boeing Magazine presents, herewith, its analyst, who turns out to be one Motley Bunch. Mr. Bunch should be a genius at interpreting the situation, for he has been in plenty of them. Heretofore Motley's fame has been chiefly connected with such matters as revealing the inside story of a day nursery, but then a lot of other top-notch military analysts were soap opera announcers not so long ago. So here, from behind his eight-ball, Motley speaks, bringing you the real dope on winning the war. By Motley Bunch ..... Tovarich Fortress ( Shuttle Bombing )

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Boeing NEWS 1944 10
Vol. XIV No. 10 ....... Cover: Philip G. Johnson

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Vol. XIV No. 11 ....... Cover: The Boeing Stratocruiser - First of the Greater Postwar Airliners ... The original painting is the work of Boeing handbook unit artist Nagel Parkhurst. It is a view of the new Boeing ship, the 377 Stratocruiser, visualized as it would appear on a transport trip in the substratosphere. The Army has not yet permitted publication of photographs of the plane's prototype.

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Boeing NEWS 1944 12
Vol. XIV No. 12 ....... Cover: On our cover is the traditional December scene of a quartet of carolers, modified somewhat by a world spending Christmas at war. In this Christmas cheer section is some talent from the Boeing department of the Seattle War Industries Show. They are Robert Hopkins, guard; Elayne Vermillion, 441; Violet Shannon, matron; Murray Buchanan, 540; Norval Woodward, 814. The Christmas carolers' portrait was taken by Vic Thompson. ....... Inside Articles: ... First B-29 Over Tokyo - The war on Tokyo itself started when this first B-29 cruised overhead on a history - making mission with a purpose deadlier than a stick of bombs. ..... Everybody Wants to Fly the Atlantic - Even if the international air conference had done nothing else, it provided an advance glimpse of tomorrow's air world. ..... Twelve Days a German Prisoner By Lt. Vonnerlin Wernecke as told to Fred Hamann ..... Little Tough Guy - It took a tough little baby called the Boeing Kaydet to train the tough guys who fly Uncle Sam's war planes. Wichita's PT is America's number one trainer. ..... First of the Quarter-Century Men ( 25 Years of Service ) ..... Every Day is Moving Day It took a lot of figuring to put a plant through all the changes Renton has had, and still keep bombers moving out the door. By Al Hill ..... Take Care of Our Baby - Who says a B-17 isn't human? The Eighth Bomber boys will tell you it has personality and character and how else could it have set the records it has? ..... United Natives - You'd be surprised how big a part the natives of China and India play in the B-29 program. Sometimes they want pay, too. ..... High Babes - 26 Orphan Babies flown to new homes in Chicoutimi on a Boeing 247 ..... How I Learned to be a Gunner By Florence Teets ..... Was It Sabotage? - Presenting "The Case of the Mysterious Intruder"

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Boeing NEWS 1945 01
Vol. XV No. 1 ....... Cover: Over the Hump ... This month's cover, an oil-painting of a Boeing Superfortress "flying the Hump," represents a great change in the professional life of its artist, William A. Knox of the Seattle handbook unit.

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Vol. XV No. 2 ....... Cover: On Our Cover: Weird trails of vapor from powerful engines mark the path of Flying Fortresses en route from Italian bases to hit rail yards at Linz, Austria, on January 8. The photo is by MAAF. ....... Inside Articles: The Test of Battle - Frantically, the Japs are throwing everything at the B-29. How is the big bomber standing up under the severe battle test? By Jim Douglas ....... Jungle Rescue - Somewhere in the India jungle a B-29 crew was down. A little Kaydet trainer flew through the monsoon to find and save them. ..... We Crossed America in Six Hours - Here's the first complete account of the Boeing C-97's history-making flight, six hours from Seattle to Washington, told by a man who made it. Climb aboard and find what the great, sprawling landscape of America looks like from 30,000 feet. You'll see night and day at the same time; you'll ride in calm skies and watch a storm rage below you. And you'll be traveling at speeds as high as 483 miles per hour. ..... Biggest Manufacturing Job ( B-29s ) ..... B-29 Art Gallery ( Nose Art ) ..... Regret to Inform You - This story of war that strikes home was told by a women's supervisor at the Everett, Washington, branch, but it could have been any Boeing factory. By Angeline Startup As told to Fred Hamann ..... Travel Safely By Air - Out of war have grown flying developments that will make an air trip as safe and comfortable as sitting in your living room. By Margaret Young ..... "War - Weary Willies" and the Fountain of Youth - Back from war come the Forts, battered and worn. A visit to Oklahoma's Fountain of Fortress Youth, and they're rejuvenated, heading for battle again. ..... Test To Distraction. By Vic Thompson ..... Snow Party

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Boeing NEWS 1945 03
Vol. XV No. 3 ....... Cover: On Our Cover: This is the picture Boeing people have been waiting for ever since the war began, a formation of Boeing bombers over Fujiyama. It was made on the B-29s' first Tokyo mission, by Capt. Raymond Creekmore, for the AAF. ....... Inside Articles: Iwo Jima and the Bombing of Japan. - What part will Iwo Jima play in bombing Japan? Will it be a B-29 base, only 750 miles from Tokyo? Here are the answers. By Jim Douglas ..... The Foreign Legion of Boeing Trainers. - When it comes to building international relations, no airplane has done more than the Wichita-built Kaydet trainer. By Helen Call ..... Homecoming Is Hard - This is the true story of one war vet who came to Boeing, of his thoughts during his struggle to get back into civilian life. ...... Return From Omura - It was the destiny of the Last Resort to prove, in the B-29, Boeing has built another bomber that can come back through hell, high water and Hirohito...... But It's Tokyo That's Nervous - You and the Superfortress have much in common, anatomically speaking. Both you and the B-29 operate by means of two carefully designed nervous systems. By Thelma McMinn ..... South Pacific Summary - Boeing's engineering boss, who really got around, brings back from his Pacific tour a bird's-eye view of the vastness of war. By Well Wood E. Beall Vice-President, Engineering ..... Pilot Wrangler - As anyone knows, a secretary's job is purely routine typing, dictation, answer the telephone, keep the office file. Oh, yeah? ..... First Kill - In those first days of war, how close to America's home shores did the enemy prowl? This B-17 found out, struck the first blow. By S/Sgt. Jene Stacy As told to Fred Hamann ..... All-American Airman - On the B-29's nose had been painstakingly painted caricatures of each crew member, all of them packed into a wagon pulled by their pilot, Walter "Waddy" Young. The big Ail-American end is between the shafts here. ..... Horsepower Line ..... Address Unknown - Death was close behind this Flying Fortress gunner. He stayed one small jump ahead by changing his address often. By S/Sgt. Ted Hardkin ..... 1000th B-29 and the Last Kaydet #10,346

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Boeing NEWS 1945 04
Vol. XV No. 4 ....... Cover: On Our Cover: At Wright Field the propellors for the B-29 and all other U.S. warplanes are tested under the most severe conditions. Here, in the Propeller lab, ice forms on the prop blades as winter conditions are simulated. ( ATSC photo ). ....... Inside Articles: Biggest Business - Among other things, the Air Technical Service Command represents the customer, Uncle Sam. Here is how the ATSC is organized, and how it operates. ..... Pappy Is Boeing's Wright Hand Man - Boeing's Wright Field office is one big happy family. That's because head of the family is a colorful guy named "Pappy." ..... "Three Years Ahead" - Why is America's airpower leading the world? One good reason is the Army's huge aviation research center at Wright Field. By Byron Fish ...... The Burning of Japan - Can Japan's war machine be burned to death? U.S. military might is trying to do it, with Boeing B-29s applying the torch in a deadly new type of bombing. By Jim Douglas ..... Eddie Allen of the 20th - In honor of one of aviation's greatest men, Wichita employees built and bought the Eddie Allen. Here's the way it's living up to its name in Asiatic combat. By Capt. Clarence Lowman ..... Formosa Key to the Orient - One way or another, we must eliminate the mysterious island of Formosa as a Jap threat. Tjhe B-29s are helping accomplish it. By Helen Call ..... Mysterious Passenger. By Margaret Young ..... The Last One Is The Toughest - A flyer's last mission is always, they say, his toughest. Here's a first-hand account of a Fortress mission as tough as they come. By 1st Lt. Larry Fostmeier ..... Still the Airlines Champ - Leading the way into the airways of the future is a plane from yesterday the Boeing Stratoliner, now back in airlines service after three years at war. ..... Intercontinental Supply and Repair - Army's Air Technical Service Command ( ATSC )

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Boeing NEWS 1945 05
Vol. XV No. 5 ....... Cover: Eighth Air Force V-E Edition ... You're looking at the business end of a Boeing Fortress high above Berlin a perfect symbol for the victory in Europe. If we were giving it a title, we'd call it "Open for Business."

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Boeing NEWS 1945 06
Vol. XV No. 6 ....... Cover: Night Over Nippon ... Cleaving through the black skies over the land of the rising sun, Superfortress men tense at their posts as the target inexorably is brought beneath bomb bays of the invading fleet of B-29s.

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Vol. XV No. 7 ....... Cover: Featuring 2nd Air Force ... It's school days, 1945 style, for these men of the Second Air Force. Capt. N. W. Bidulph, airplane commander, gives his B-29 crew a pre-flight inspection at Kirtland Field, Albuquerque, New Mexico, before they board plane for training mission. Eleventh crewman, radio operator, is still at briefing. ....... Inside Articles: ... The B-29 Crew's Nest - First B-29 crews to go into action were trained on borrowed time and with borrowed equipment. Today Second Air Force has teams ready to fly the Boeings as quickly as they come off the lines of four factories. ..... Meet the Brothers - The lives of a B-29 crew are linked as closely as castaways on a desert island. A lottery brings together these men who are to depend on each other for existence in days to come. ..... The Gun Men - Long before Superfortress gunners go into combat they have a chance to shoot down attacking planes with their weapons. ..... Undergrad Mission - The bombing mission was to Kansas City instead of Kobe, but the boys in the B-29 delivered the goods. Their training mission was as tough as winds, ice and fighters could make it. By Jim Douglas ..... B-17 Rocket Ship ( JATO ) ..... "Look It's Easy!" - Handy Cap is a barnstormer with a decided flair for the sensational. This B-29 likes to throw a scare into its pilot. But it brings him back to earth safe and much the wiser as a flyer. ...... Diction-Air for Paddlefeet - A flyer may learn all the technical terms of his trade but he seldom gives a coffee grinder or a pants slapper its textbook title. By Fred Hamann ..... Proving Ground - Midway between the doodles of an idea developed in Boeing engineering, and the putting of that idea into the air as an airplane or an airplane part, shop 27 takes over the job of proving the design on the ground. By Helen Call ..... Long, Long Trailer Winding - Today's covered wagons are hauling dynamite for Tokyo across the Canadian border. Wranglers are needed to protect them from hazards of the road. ( B-29 Bomb Bays ) By Byron Fish ..... Last Night at Home - The townsfolk didn't seem to notice the tension but it was painfully evident to the girls and the families spending their last evening with the boys. ..... "Ground Crews" - Boeing's Part-Time Farmers

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Boeing NEWS 1945 08
Boeing NEWS 1945 08
Vol. XV No. 8 ....... Cover: Here are the tails of two cities. These B-29s, product of the Seattle-Renton team, are waiting in line on Boeing field for "visas" to visit Japan. ....... Inside Articles: ... Arms to the Underground - Where did the French Underground get its weapons? How did trained saboteurs travel between Occupied France and England? The Flying Fortress was in on it as one of the Allies' secret agents. By Jim Douglas ..... Just Before the Battle - Tuning up a B-29 for combat is a husky project it itself. Latest changes due to combat experience, installation of secret devices, and test flying are all part of the production job at the Wichita plant. ..... Flight Spy ..... Skyentific Studies - There's more mathematics than acrobatics to modern flight testing and airplanes equipped with special instruments are the flight test unit's chief research laboratories. By Helen Call ..... Who Wants My Job? - Boeing employees often speak enviously of how wonderful it must be to go on high altitude test flights and how equally wonderful it must be to draw flight pay. But here's the other side of the story. By Marvin L. Michael Boeing Test Pilot ..... World-Wide Coverage - By Boeing planes ..... Talking Skywords By Fred Hamann ..... Tokyo Diner - Meals prepared for B-29 Crews on Missions to Tokyo ..... Factory Funnies ..... Mustered Out - Kaydets have been tops in the training departments of the army and navy. Now they're turning to civilian jobs that are as exciting as any were in their military careers. ..... Screwball Predicts - Hep Cartoonist Wows Public by Needling "Inventor"

Boeing NEWS 1945 09
Boeing NEWS 1945 09
Vol. XV No. 9 ....... Cover: Featuring the Boeing Stratocruiser ... The color photos of the Boeing Stratocruiser that appear on the insides and outsides of this month's Boeing Magazine were taken by Stewart Love of Public Relations. Similar color photos will appear in a current issue of Life magazine. The story of how these pictures were taken appears on Page 7. All the "passengers" are Boeing employees who spent their off-work hours on location, traveling in the Stratocruiser.

Boeing NEWS 1945 11
Boeing NEWS 1945 11
Vol. XV No. 11 ....... Copper Kettle ... Cover: Inside the "Copper Kettle," a room lined with sheets of copper, Boeing engineers have learned ways to eliminate interference on radio sets of today's planes. If your electric razor or vacuum cleaner set up jabberwocky on your radio, imagine the engineer's trouble with over 100 motors aboard a ship.

Boeing NEWS 1945 12
Boeing NEWS 1945 12
Vol. XV No. 12 ....... Cover: Holiday Background ... 14,000 feet above Seattle, which lies 100 miles to the north, Mt. Rainier in winter garb forms the holiday setting for Boeing workers, enjoying their first peace-time Noel in four years. The mountain also serves as a landmark for test flights and is a background for aerial pictures. (See Briefing, "Boeing" Mountain.)




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