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The Curtiss Fly Leaf was published Bi-monthly in Buffalo, New York by the Public and Internal Relations Department of the Curtiss - Wright Corporation, Airplane Division. Format 8-5/16" x 11-3/4" with an average of 32 pages

CURTISS FLY LEAF 1941 09-10
CURTISS FLY LEAF 1941 09-10
Vol. XXIV No. 4 ....... Cover: The Curtiss AT-9 Transition Trainer is shown in flight ....... Articles Inside : "Half The Battle" ..... The Other Side of the Question - The P-40 in the Limelight - Armament! - Speed! - Altitude! ..... Through the Camera's Eye...the Evolution of the P-40 ..... Mr. Clark...Goes Abroad! By G. B. Clark, Sales Manager ..... People, Places, Planes ..... Curtiss Builds "Transition Trainer"...for the U.S. Army. By Will Wells, Project Engineer ..... SAE's Final Buffalo Meeting Big Success ..... Curtiss Hobby Habiteers - Harold Gornall ( Taxidermist of Columbus, Ohio ) ..... We've had our ear to the ground...at Curtiss-Columbus - Newsy Notes on Your Fellow Workers at the Curtiss-Wright, Airplane Division Plants ..... Barton ( Red ) Hulse Named Chief Test Pilot of Columbus Plant ..... Columbus, Ohio Aviation Editors View SB2C-1 Dive Bomber at Buffalo, Plant ..... We've had our ear to the ground...at Curtiss-St. Louis - Newsy Notes on Your Fellow Workers at the Curtiss-Wright, Airplane Division Plants ..... Curtiss-Buffalo Foremen's Council News ..... New Columbus Plant to be Dedicated December 4th ..... Curtiss Gets It's "Alma Mater" ..... Save Aluminum By Homer S. Trecartin ..... "Somewhere in Africa"

CURTISS FLY LEAF 1941 11-12
CURTISS FLY LEAF 1941 11-12
Vol. XXIV No. 5 ....... Cover: Columbus Dedication Issue - December 4, 1941 ....... Articles Inside : A "Brief Case Factory" and Blueprints - Choosing and building the Columbus plant ..... "Barnstorming for National Defense" ..... From the Ground Up in 147 Days ..... Underway...! Full Speed Ahead ... on Port Columbus ..... Artemus L. Gates, Ass't Secretary of the Navy for Air Dedicates Curtiss-Columbus ..... U.S. Navy, Army and Government Officials Take Part in Columbus Ceremonies ..... Nine-Year-Old Christens First Navy Plane ..... In Charge at Curtiss-Columbus ..... The Curtiss Training Center ..... There's a Human Side to the Workday ..... From 26 States, 254 Major Cities Materials Converge for Curtiss Aircraft ..... People, Places, Planes ..... "From 13 to 13,000" ... The Pioneers of Curtiss-Columbus ..... One Year in Retrospect

CURTISS FLY LEAF 1942 01-02
CURTISS FLY LEAF 1942 01-02
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CURTISS FLY LEAF 1942 04-05
CURTISS FLY LEAF 1942 04-05
Vol. XXV No. 2 ....... Cover: P-40's ....... Articles Inside : "Let's Have A Look At The Record!" - With the Curtiss Mohawks, Tomahawks, Kittyhawks and Warhawks in the Battleskies of the World By John J. Foy ..... P-40's over France and England ..... P-40's Smashing the Swastika in Libya! ..... P-40's Over Russia ..... You'll find P-40's fighting on every warfront in the world! ..... P-40's Score Again! ..... P-40's in the Battle of Bataan ..... P-40's over the Burma Road!...and in the East Indies ..... P-40's behind MacArthur in Australia ..... President Manuel Prado of Peru Recent Visitor at Curtiss New York State Plants 1 and 2 .... They're on the air ... Conquerors of the Clouds By R. W. Darrow ..... People, Places, Planes ..... Many Improvements Achieved Thru Non-Strategic Material Substitution By C. G. Trimback and P. F. Rossmann ..... A Lesson in the Harsh Science of War ..... About Books...! ..... Courtney's Courteous "Kick"

CURTISS FLY LEAF 1942 07-08
CURTISS FLY LEAF 1942 07-08
Vol. XXV No. 3 ....... Cover: Curtiss Commando being loaded with Troops ....... Articles Inside : "...Teamwork is Winning the Battles of Production" - Speech given by Guy. W. Vaughan ..... Workers at the "Hawks Nest" Win Joint Army-Navy Production Award. ..... His Majesty King Peter II of Yugoslavia Visits New York Plants ..... Curtiss Service Legion ... in the four corners of the Earth By W. A. "Doc" Wilson ..... The Curtiss Service Legion is in the Hands of these Leaders ..... Curtiss Helldivers and Seagulls for the U.S. Navy ..... Thanks General Arnold ... this is how we do it! - Curtiss Designed Conveyor Lines Aid Production in Every Department in the Factories .... Bolivians Tour Airplane Division Factory ..... People, Places, Planes ..... Trainer Wings for War Birds ..... On Pilots in P-40's ..... From every walk of life Women join the production army ..... Dr. Parra-Perez - Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Affairs visits the New York Plants ..... Curtiss Commandos and Caravans - Military Transports of the Skyways By John J. Foy

CURTISS FLY LEAF 1942 09-10
CURTISS FLY LEAF 1942 09-10
Vol. XXV No. 4 ....... Cover: Curtiss Caravan ....... Articles Inside : Curtiss Caravans - Molded Plywood Transports Will Free Vital Materials for Combat Airplanes ..... Waste is Out! Every Ounce of Scrap Reclaimed ..... 14 Years of Pioneering and Developing Dive Bombers ..... On Pilots in P-40's ..... Chinese Mushrooms - Hunter's Seven-Year Crop Poison to Japs ( Charles W. Hunter ) ..... Gangin' Up on Fuselage Rivets - New short cut for applying rivets to fuselage ..... Research for Progress - A New Curtiss Division Plans for Today and Tomorrow ..... Mexican Officials See Planes Made ..... "I go to Work With Mother" ..... People, Places, Planes ..... In Memoriam - Memorial to workers killed by plane crash at Curtiss New York plant September 11, 1942 ..... Military Notables Visit Curtiss ..... Resident Army Officers Receive New Assignments

CURTISS FLY LEAF 1942 11-12
CURTISS FLY LEAF 1942 11-12
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CURTISS FLY LEAF 1943 01-02
CURTISS FLY LEAF 1943 01-02
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CURTISS FLY LEAF 1943 03-04
CURTISS FLY LEAF 1943 03-04
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CURTISS FLY LEAF 1943 05-06
CURTISS FLY LEAF 1943 05-06
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CURTISS FLY LEAF 1943 07-08
CURTISS FLY LEAF 1943 07-08
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CURTISS FLY LEAF 1943 09-10
CURTISS FLY LEAF 1943 09-10
Vol. XXVI No. 4 ....... Cover: John Patouhas (left) and Joel Baker, Production Test Pilots at Curfiss-Buffalo, mapping a flight on Commando transport shown in background. Photograph by Frank Foye. ....... Articles Inside : Airpower Paved the Way for Italy's Surrender - Role of Curtiss P-40 Fighters and Fighter-Bombers in Campaign That Blasted Axis from Africa and Set Stage for Italy's downfall By Roosevelt Der Tatevasion ..... Five Plants to Built - Army Orders Record Number of Huge Transport Planes ..... Commandos ..... Handy Language - Pilots Describe Their Battle Exploits With a Minimum of Words ..... They Came-They Saw - Family Day at Buffalo Plants Attracts 250,000 Men, Women and Children; Visitors See Demonstrations ..... Wrens and Seagulls - Women of the British Navy Make Final Check on Curtiss S03C-1s Before Planes Join Royal Fleet ..... Midway to Honolulu - P-40s Fly 1,300 Miles Non-stop Over the Pacific ..... They Fly 'em First - Test Pilots of Curtiss-Wright's Airplane Division Are Doing Vitally Important Job ..... Colonel Richards ..... Columbus Factory Manager ..... Building Production Soldiers - Labor, Management Support Drive to Reduce Absenteeism, Boost Output ..... Curtiss builds 10,000 P-40s ..... Subcontractors Inspect C-46 - Curtiss Commando Displayed in 13 Cities on Two Tours ..... People, Places, Planes ..... Gov. Dewey a Visitor ..... Curtiss P-40s Smash Axis - 13-1/2 to 1 in 50 Combats

CURTISS FLY LEAF 1943 11-12
CURTISS FLY LEAF 1943 11-12
Vol. XXVI No. 5 ....... Cover: Joan Sounders, first girl hired in the Curtiss-Buffalo Engineering Department in Plant 2, is shown at work as illustrator in Developments and Armaments Department, Research Laboratory, Buffalo. She began as a tracer in January, 1942. Photograph by Frank Foye ....... Articles Inside: ... Commandos Carry the Freight - America's Global Transport Rushes Military Supplies to Every Front ..... "B"-40s Over Burma - Kittyhawks with 1,000-Pound Bombs Wreak Havoc among the Japanese. By Capt. Luther Davis 10th Air Force ..... Books That Fly - Handbooks, manuals, catalogs are vital when planes are put in shape on flying fronts. By Donald C. Franklin , Supervisor of Handbooks Engineering ..... Aviation Album - Photos of the Eugene Ely flights off the USS Pennsylvania and USS Birmingham. ..... Engineering Cadettes By Warren Bruner , Co-ordinator, Cadette Training Program ..... Subcontractors Do the Job By J. F. Reinhart ..... Curtiss Shrike - A-25 Attack Bomber Tows Troop-Carrying Glider in Army Test: Plane Proves Power and Sturdiness ..... Destruction - Impact of Warhawk's Six Guns Surpasses Force of 13-Ton Tank. By Leo E. Murphy ..... St. Louis Family Day - St. Louis Style ..... P-40 Battle Saga - Chapter 4: Yank Fliers Puncture Jap 'Zero Bubble' with Victories in P-40s. By Roosevelt Der Tatevasion ..... Three New Vice-Presidents ( Frank H. Harrison , E. J. Harrington and R.J. Lindquist ) ..... People, Places, Planes ..... 40th Anniversary of Flight Celebrated ..... Bell Heads Aircraft Councils ( Lawrence D. Bell ) ..... P-40s Wear the Red Star ( Maj. Peter A. Pokryshev and Lt. Col. Peter Piliutov ) ..... Girl Helps Train Pilots ( Dorothy Mackay ) ..... Buffalo Plants Win T Flag ( Treasury Flag for 100% Bond Drive Participation )

CURTISS FLY LEAF 1944 01-02
CURTISS FLY LEAF 1944 01-02
Vol. XXVI No. 6 ....... Cover: Curtiss SB2C Helldiver dive bombers line up for takeoff on the deck of a new U. S. aircraft carrier. The new "fists of the fleet" are shown in an official U.S. Navy color photo. ....... Articles Inside : Helldiver - Curtiss SB2C, Navy's "Sunday" punch, makes smashing debut against Japs ..... Raymond Blaylock, Helldiver Designer ..... Capt. J. W. C. Brand, USN ..... Damned to Glory - 'Autobiography' of the Curtiss P-40 By Col. Robert L. Scott Jr. ..... High Road to China - Curtiss C-46 Commandos Make Aviation History by Flying Tons of Vital Cargo on Aerial Burma Road By Elmer G. Losch ..... Action . . . Camera! at Curtiss ..... Masefield Lauds Curtiss Planes ..... 'Old Sock' - Still Socking - Curtiss SOCs Help PT Boats Stop Japanese, on the Tokyo Express By Lieut. George W. Polk, USNR. ..... Naval "Sergeant York" in Curtiss Seagull Captures 150 Italians By Ensign O. H. Townsend, USNR. ..... 'I Jumped From a Curtiss Commando' As Told to Cpl. Carl Happel ..... Oxygen Makes the Difference - Pilots Fly High Altitude in New Chamber at Curtiss ..... Four Against Forty - New Zealand Fliers in P-40s, greatly outnumbered, rout Japs, downing five. ( Furnished to the Fly Leaf by the New Zealand Legation in Washington, D. C. ) ..... Power of Suggestion - Ideas of Curtiss Workers Speed Plane Production and Save Vital Materials ..... C. of C. Visits Columbus Plant ..... George M. Ebert - Directs Division Finances ..... People, Places, Planes ..... Battle Saga of the Curtiss P-40 By Roosevelt Der Tatevasion ..... Silver pins awarded

CURTISS FLY LEAF 1944 03-04
CURTISS FLY LEAF 1944 03-04
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CURTISS FLY LEAF 1944 05-06
CURTISS FLY LEAF 1944 05-06
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CURTISS FLY LEAF 1944 07-08
CURTISS FLY LEAF 1944 07-08
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CURTISS FLY LEAF 1944 09-10
CURTISS FLY LEAF 1944 09-10
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CURTISS FLY LEAF 1944 11-12
CURTISS FLY LEAF 1944 11-12
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CURTISS FLY LEAF 1945 01-02
CURTISS FLY LEAF 1945 01-02
Vol. XXVIII No. 1 ....... Cover: A plodding wafer buffalo, pulling a primitive wagon reminiscent of past centuries, dips its horns in salute to a giant, tireless Curtrss Commando as it flies low over ancient China, in this picturesque photograph by an Army Signal Corps cameraman. Commandos have helped , bring new life to China by lugging the supplies vital to war over the Hump. ....... Articles Inside : "Now, Hear This ..." - Salute To Helldivers By Commander David McCampbell, USN ..... It's Twins! Unusual Cargo Carried by a Commando - Commando Carries Two Cubs at Once ..... Production Soars in '44 Report on Curtiss-Wright Family Year ..... P-40, Fightin'est Warplane of All Time - Brilliant History of Curtiss Fighters ..... "Rockpile" Research - Test Pilot's Tenure in CBI ..... The Ascender - New Plane That Appears to Fly Backward ..... Columbus Wins "E" Flag - Coveted Award for SB2C Builders ..... Hit the Deck! - Graphic Photos of Carrier Landing Operations ..... Kitchen in the Sky - Unusual Galley in CW-20 ..... Harmonizing Plane Builders - Singing Groups in Division Plants ..... Hitting Hirohito Where It Hurts - Spectacular Pictures of Helldivers in Action ...... "King Size" Job - New Projects at Louisville ..... Fast Freight in the Pacific - Marine Commando Operations ..... Veteran Trouper Stars Again - P-40 Scores in "God Is My Co-Pilot" ..... People, Places, Planes ..... Photos of Interest to Airplane Division ..... "Dash Four"-"Beast" of the Fleet. - New SB2C Now in Action

CURTISS FLY LEAF 1945 03-04
CURTISS FLY LEAF 1945 03-04
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CURTISS FLY LEAF 1945 05-06
CURTISS FLY LEAF 1945 05-06
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