Published bi-monthly for the employees of North American Aviation, Inc. ... Inglewood, California ... Dallas, Texas and Kansas City, Kansas. The magazine's format is 8-1/2" x 11" with an average of 34 pages.
|North American Skyline 1940 01|
Vol. 1 No. 1 ....... Cover: Photographically presented on Skyline's cover for this issue is a graphic story of North American's growth since 1936. The skyline above will appear on the cover of each issue. ....... Articles Inside: ... Plant Expansion - Five New Plant Units To Be Completed Soon ..... New Export Orders - New French and British Orders Help Establish Record Backlog ..... Army Production - Production Starts on New U.S. Army Types ..... Name Contest - Airplane Name Contest for the NA-35 Primary Trainer ..... Airport Improvements - L.A. Municipal Airport May Be Nation's Finest ..... Wind Tunnel Testing - At GALCIT and UWAL By Edward J. Horkey and Irving L. Ashkenas ..... Through the Camera Doors ( Photos ) ..... Skyline Silhouette - J. L. Atwood ..... Receiving Dept - Among Plant's Busiest ..... Suggestion Awards - For 1939 ..... Personnel Growth - 4,413 as of December 1, 1939 ..... NYA Aircraft Study ..... Safety Page ..... N.A.A. People ..... Visitors
|North American Skyline 1940 04|
Vol. 1 No. 2 ....... Cover: Reproduced on the cover of Skyline this issue is a fine line drawing of NA-35 Primary Trainers in echelon formation, executed by Allen P. Algier, North American staff artist. ....... Articles Inside: ... Air Corps Order Completed - 0-47B Order Out Ahead of Schedule ..... Factory Expansion ..... Factory Diagram - Main Floor and Mezzanine Floor ..... Safety Engineering By Earl A. Raftery ..... Material Preparation Dept ( Skyline's Plant Production Department Series ) ..... Major Hurd - Leaves North American to Begin New Duties in Honolulu ..... Through the Camera Doors ( Photos ) ..... Design of NA-35 By Edgar Schmued ..... Board of Directors ..... Skyline Silhouette - Robert A. Lambeth ..... Visitors ..... Major Stace - New Representative of Air Corps at North American ..... NA-35 Name Contest - Winner Paul Jones with "Navaho" ) ..... Safety Page ..... Skyline Reporter ..... Credit Union Growing
|North American Skyline 1940 07|
Vol. 1 No. 3 ....... Cover: High over Randolph Field, Texas, one of the Air Corps' new basic training planes, a North American BT-14, executes a chandelle with a Flying Cadet at the controls. More than 100 such planes are now being used at the "West Point of the Air" for student pilot training, and additional ships are being delivered daily from North American's busy factory. ....... Articles Inside: ... New Production ..... Randolph Field - Army Air Corps Will Train 7,000 New Pilots Annually ..... Aircraft Training - Sponsored by North American ..... Harvards Abroad - Harvard Trainers Praised by War Correspondent By Gault MacGowan ..... Cover Note ..... Machine Shop Equipment ( Skyline's Plant Production Department Series ) By Harold F. Schwedes ..... Plant Safety By Earl A. Raftery ..... Through the Camera Doors ( Photos ) ..... Harvard II Deliveries ..... Sheet Metal Departments - Employing Almost 700 Men ..... Visitors ..... Skyline Silhouette - Carl A. Walterhoefer ..... Glider Meet By Stanley A. Hall ..... Pacific Aviation Club ..... Skyline Reporter ..... Residence Survey
|North American Skyline 1940 08|
Vol. 1 No. 4 ....... Cover: Youth and a willingness to learn meet age and experience on the cover of Skyline's National Defense Number. Speaking more vividly than words of the spirit behind the industry's current expansion, the photo shows Julius Thasky instructing Gilbert Proud in the intricacies of aircraft toolmaking. Both are employed im North American's Toolmaking Department. ....... Articles Inside: ... Stromme Interview - Colonel Stromme Believes Industry Can Meet Demand ..... AT-6A Trainers - N.A.A. Starts Fabrication to Speed Defense Program ..... Air Corps Milestones - Time line of Milestones ..... At N.A.A. on July 31, 1940 ..... Expansion for Defense - Your Part in Expansion for National Defense By Robert McCulloch ..... Cover Note ..... Military and Naval Leaders - Tell of Nation's Air Needs ..... North Americana ..... Through the Camera Doors ( Photos ) ..... The Place of Education - In Personnel Expansion By George W. Stone ..... Ted Chambers ( 1906 - 1940 ) ..... Editorial ..... Plant Safety By Earl A. Raftery ..... Skyline Reporter
|North American Skyline 1940 10|
Vol. 1 No. 5 ....... Cover: When North American Aviation begins operations in March at its new Texas plant., the Lone Star State will take its place as a link in the National Defense manufacturing chain which now stretches from coast to coast. On the cover of this issue, Skyline pays tribute to a great State which presently will hear the staccato clatter of rivet guns' and the roar of new planes climbing skyward. ....... Articles Inside: ... Ground Breaking Ceremonies - Texas Plant ..... Texas Factory ..... At NAA on Oct. 1, 1940 - 6,545 employees earning $950,000 monthly ..... Supervisors Announced - In Texas Unit ( Alexander T. Burton , Kenneth Bowen , C. E. Kindelberger , James Rivers and Walter Smeton )..... North Texas Region ..... Cover Note ..... Inglewood Expansion - Factory Will Utilize Million Sq. Feet by First of Year ..... Texans Welcome N.A.A ..... Through the Camera Doors ( Photos ) ..... Work Simplification - At North American Aviation By Lester M. Huettig ..... Skyline Silhouette - Robert McCulloch ..... Visitors ..... Safety Page By John Sayler ..... Brazil Flight - Attack Bombers for Brazil Make Long Delivery Flight ..... Skyline Reporter ..... Personnel Recommendations
|North American Skyline 1941 07|
Vol. 2 No. 3 ....... Cover: Appropriately, the cover of this issue carries a color reproduction of a North American SNJ-2 scout trainer in flight over a vast expanse of blue Atlantic ocean. Thus it represents the old element and the new element for Naval operations, and points home the now generally recognized fact that, to be successful, a Naval force must control the skies above as well as the sea below. The U. S. Navy has long recognized the importance of air power, and this issue of SKYLINE is respectfully dedicated to the expanding program of Naval air training. The cover is a black and white photo by Rudy Arnold, reproduced in color by the alchemy of modern engraving. ....... Articles Inside: ... Naval Aviation Training Program ..... Kansas City Appointments ..... Hensley Field Air Corps Base ..... Dallas Directional Flow Production ..... Inglewood Fire Department ..... Avion Village Nears Completion ..... Naval Base Commissioned ..... Defense Engine Needs Analyzed ..... Through the Camera Doors ..... NAA Test Laboratory ..... Hydraulic Presses Installed ..... Naval, Air Corps Representatives ..... Dallas, Inglewood Newspapers ..... North American Family Day ..... Inglewood Tabulating Department ..... Visitors ..... Skyline Silhouettes ..... Dallas Power Plant ..... Texas Paint Shop ..... The Feminine Slant ..... At NAA on July 1, 1941 ..... Texas Water Cooling System ..... Californians at Dallas ..... Plant Safety
|North American Skyline 1941 10|
Vol. 2 No. 4 ....... Cover: Before the architect set drawing pencil to paper to design the Texas plant of North American, his instructions were, "Give us something that is functional and decorative, something with both beauty and durability." The cover of this issue is an illustration of the architect's replya Kodachrome photograph by Clay Chapen of the facade of the administration building, depicting its simplicity of design and harmony of color. A bomb baffle alongside and a blackout canopy overhead, the doorway offers rugged access to the administration building. The facade is finished in three colors with terra cotta bomb baffle and pylons, stainless steel panel, and aluminum decorative strips. The advertisement on the back cover, captioned "The Dallas Story," setting forth North American's dramatic achievement in Texas, will appear shortly in eleven magazines of national circulation, and also in a number of Southwest publications. ....... Articles Inside: ... Milestone at Dallas ..... Structural Engineers ..... Indians at North American ..... K. C. Bomber Plant Details ..... Dutch East Indian Journey ..... Inglewood Plaster Forms and Foundry ..... Inglewood Air Corps Office ..... New X-ray Template System ..... Through the Camera Doors ..... Inglewood Inspection ..... Skyline Silhouettes ..... Ellington Field ..... The Feminine Slant ..... Texas Processing ..... K. C. Plant Sets Pace ..... Experts Laud Texas Unit ..... Field Representatives ..... Texas "March of Time" Filmed ..... Army Engineers Build Four Plants ..... R.C.A.F. Inspector at Texas Plant ..... At NAA on September 1, 1941 ..... New Buildings at Inglewood ..... Plant Safety
|North American Skyline 1942 01|
Vol. 3 No. 1 ....... Cover: A frequent sight, and a reassuring one these days, is that of armed American aircraft cruising overhead. Among these war-planes, the North American B-25 medium bomber occupies an eminent position, having proved time and again by its speed and maneuverability that it has the stuff of which champions are made. Since this issue of Skyline is dedicated to North American's new bomber assembly plant at Kansas City, Kansas, it is fitting that the cover should feature a picture of the B-25. In the words of Lieut. General Henry H. Arnold, Deputy-Chief of Staff, United States Army, " . . . this hard-hitting member of our striking power is one of the speediest bombers in the world, with a speed approaching that of the standard fighter planes in use abroad." The advertisement on the back cover, captioned "Another North American First," tells in brief the inspiring story of North American's new Kansas City unit. The inside back cover is a photo montage of production scenes within the Inglewood plant. ....... Articles Inside: ... Training Pilots and Combat Crews - By Brigadier General George E. Stratemeyer ..... Introducing Flying Cadet Knucklehead By Artist Jack Zumwalt ..... North American Sub-Contracting ..... New Aircraft School ..... A Message from the President ..... War Cancels Dedication - At Kansas City Bomber Plant Production Is Started Without Fanfare; Important Figures Send Congratulations ..... Moving Forward Together ..... Cooperative Program Builds Bombers - Huge Industrial Empires Join Forces to Produce Warplanes ..... K. C. Bomber Plant Completed ..... Women Hired at Dallas Plant ..... Through the Camera Doors ( Photos ) ..... North American Story ..... NAA Current Models ..... Dallas' First Mass Delivery - 50 AT-6As for Navy and Army Air Force..... Skyline Silhouettes - Roy Bodeen and Ralph Rund ..... Inglewood Enclosures Department - Uses Plexiglas for Bomber Windows ..... NAA Trainers at Corpus Christi ..... The Australian "Wirraway" - Used NA-33 as Prototype ..... Plant Safety ..... The Feminine Slant By Grace Dunn
|North American Skyline 1942 03|
Vol. 3 No. 2 ....... Cover: This Month's cover picture might have been taken over the English channel coast, for North American Mustangs, one of which is shown here in the camouflage of the R. A. F., are being manufactured for the British. Actually, however, the ship was photographed in Kodachrome by SKYLINE Photographer Sherwood Mark as it cruised swiftly above the clouds of Southern California. This, the original Mustang, designated the NA-73, was designed for the R. A. F. With minor modifications, it has been accepted by the U. S. Army Air Forces as the P-51. The Allison-powered pursuit's trim lines and sleek streamlining are indicative of its high performance. On the inside front cover, North Americans from departments throughout the Inglewood plant go into a huddle, graphically illustrating the spirit of cooperation that "gets 'em built." The Red Cross poster on the back cover is the work of Eric G. Michelson, NAA staff artist at Inglewood. ....... Articles Inside: ... North American's Test Pilots - Unlike Those in Movies, Test Pilots at NAA Are Hardworking Engineers ..... Women Help Build Airplanes ..... Army Wings Over the Gulf ..... Plant Protection - Blackout Procedure, Plant Policing, Fire Prevention And Fighting Are Its Duties ..... Boots! ( Cowboy Boots ) ..... Training Aircraft Workers ..... Dallas Inspection ..... Travelunches and Chuck Wagons - Portable Lunch Counters Bring Hot Meals into Shops At Inglewood, Dallas Plants ..... Through the Camera Doors ( Photos ) ..... How North Americans Are Hired ..... Maintenance Is Versatile ..... Skyline Silhouettes - Sam Kovsky and Jim Bradley ..... Dallas Machine Shop ..... R. A. F. in Texas - Young Britons Learning to Fly AT-6A's ..... From Palembang to Dallas ..... Occupational Variety at Inglewood - Nearly All Trades are Found at NAA ..... Feminine Slant By Kay Rutherford ..... Employees Buy Defense Bonds ..... Report to Stockholders ..... Major Ludick - Dallas Air Corps Representative ..... Plant Safety
|North American Skyline 1942 05|
Vol. 3 No. 3 ....... Cover: Army Acceptance of a B-25 is a frequent occurrence at the Inglewood plant these days, but it is not every day that a three-star general chalks up the final OK. This month's cover picture was taken April 16 when Lieut. Gen. William S. Knudsen, chief of production for the War Department, visited the Inglewood plant. Genial "Big Bill," beloved and respected production genius, who visited North American as part of a tour of war plants across the United States, said of NAA: "You have one of the finest production shows in the nation." The picture is a four-color process reproduction of a Kodachrome by SKYLINE Photographer Sherwood Mark. The poster on the inside front cover, which illustrates the raid on the Philippines by B-25 Mitchell bombers, was displayed in North American plants immediately following the raid. The clipping is from the Los Angeles Examiner. ....... Articles Inside: ... B-25's Roar into Action - B-25's Could Have Taken Off From Carriers, Writer Insists. By Justin D. Bowersock ..... Outdoors Is B-25 Assembly Line - Flight Ramp Used ..... Steel Wings for America - New Low Alloy Steel and Plywood Will Save G23 Tons of Aluminum In Each 1,000 MA Trainers Built ..... $10,000 Production Idea Contest ..... North American's Wind Tunnel - At Inglewood Nears Completion ..... NAA's Texas Rangers ..... Modern Hospital at Inglewood ..... New Transportation Office - Helps Employees Get Tires ..... Through the Camera Doors ( Photos ) ..... Doolittle's Story - Brigadier General Doolittle Tells His First-hand Story of the Thrilling Tokyo Raid Conducted in NAA Bombers ( Representative of the United States airmen who raided Tokyo are the young men pictured here. These flying tourists are Lieutenants R. J. Meder, J. A. Sims, E. W. Holstrom, W. R. Pound, Jr., and D. W. Truelove, and Major J. Hilger. The brigadier general is, of course, Jimmy Doolittle. ) ..... Dallas Drophammer Department ..... Mustang Production Line ..... Skyline Silhouette - Bent Holtsmark ..... Streamlined Welding Course ..... The Feminine Slant By Jane Carroll ..... They Both Build and Fly Them ..... Dallas Plant a Year Old ..... Kids Like Airplane Pictures ..... Former Soldiers Fight Again
|North American Skyline 1942 07|
Vol. 3 No. 4 ....... Cover: The Young woman in Clay Chapen's Kodachrome is Mrs Sarah Jaycox, Dallas planeswoman. The former dancer and dance teacher, shown inspecting a landing light door, began to build airplanes shortly after her husband joined the R. A. F. and began training for combat duty with the Eagle Squadron. ....... Articles Inside: ... The Army's Mechanics Are Tops - But they're learning more about B-25's ..... AT-6's for All the Americas - NAA trainers serve the Latin Americas ..... Graceful, but Tough - That's the Mustang, proved in action ..... Perpetual Motion - Dallas assembly lines move continuously ..... They're Camera Artists - Work of NAA cameramen in the art galleries ..... War on Waste - The rule is, "Don't waste a thing" ..... Bonds, Too, Are War Weapons - And NAA employees buy their share ..... Foreman Turns Author - Mike Weed writes article on arc welding ..... Employees' Own Bank - That's the Credit Union at the Inglewood plant ..... Magazine Articles Cover NAA - Recent stories about North American ..... The "Heart" of NAA - The welfare department, Jack of all trades ..... Beauty Tips for Planeswomen - Dallas women solve new beauty problems By Ticky Poynor ..... Army Helps Build B-25's - The customer works, too, in aircraft plants ..... What's in a Name? - Dallas employees bear famous names ..... Skyline Silhouettes - Faye O'Neal and George Peters ..... Eye Accidents Decrease - Report on safety at the Inglewood plant ..... The Camera Looks at North American - Photographs from all the plants ..... Newsman Writes of Mustangs - "The planes were only a blur" By William R. Downs ..... Report from Britain - A Scottish M.P. tells of his warring nation By Arthur Woodbury ..... You're Out - Action shots of Softball at Inglewood
|North American Skyline 1942 11|
Vol. 3 No. 6 ....... Cover: An Unusual shot of a North American Aviation B-25 Mitchell bomber being loaded with live bombs at an Army Air Forces base somewhere on the Atlantic coast. It was a similar plane to the one shown in this Kodachrome by Rudy Arnold that was the first to sink a roving Axis submarine in Atlantic waters. All in a day's work. ....... Articles Inside: ... "E" for Excellence - Inglewood plant pledges for future ..... Hitching To a Star - A record is won in less than two years at Texas ..... Suppliers Proud of NAA "E" - They're all keyed to "E" production ..... On Many Fronts - From Australia to Egypt, B-25's Figure in the Heaviest Raids..... Accent on System - Organization moves on roller bearings ..... Skyline's Beauty Corner - Introducing pretty Mrs. Jane Diener ..... 51 Days in a Jap Prison - E. H. Himrod tells about the Bridge House ..... Time Out? Mademoiselle Says No - "Know how" pares down absences By Bernice Peck ..... Goin' to Town - NAA trainer takes over recruiting ..... An "Amazing Achievement" - Fighter Pilots, American British, Canadian and Polish, Are Convinced that NAA's Mustang is Plane of the Year ..... It Used to Be "Ars Gratia Artis" - Artists show marked aptitude ..... They Come from Near and Far - And now they're specialists in Building the B-25 ..... Accuracy Counts Here Too - Paul Ingersoll demonstrates his skill at Horseshoes ..... He Packs Many Talents - That's Bill Sutherland at Kansas ..... Kansas City Women in Final Assembly - The gals are now in final assembly ..... Safety--from the Ground Up - Dallas builds effective safety plan ..... It May Not Be New, But It's a Good Idea - Takes effort, too, but it pays ..... On the Bond Front - There's a phrase for it--buy 'em
|North American Skyline 1943 01|
Vol. 4 No. 1 ....... Cover: North American's Mustang has been making its influence felt in R.A.F. operational raids into occupied Europe. A scourge to Nazi forces, the NAA fighter has made low-level strafing a fine art, Reynold Brown, of NAA at Inglewood, has illustrated one of these raids. ....... Articles Inside: ... The Enemy Designs Our Warplanes - Production flexibility for supremacy. By J. H. Kindelberger .....
History Repeats Itself - Eastman tells Rickenbacker lore .....
They're Paid to Learn - Basic knowledge for basic jobs - North American Aviation at Inglewood Gets A New Department, Known as 101, Consisting of Students Taking In-plant Shop Training .....
Classrooms in the Air - Navy curriculum spreads wings - One of the most popular classrooms of students who are majoring in anti-Axis subjects is the North American built SNJ .....
When Seconds Count - Flight line protection takes skill - Kansas City Plant Protection Crews Learn to Cope with All Emergencies By Taking Part in Elaborate Drills, Staged Under Simulated Conditions .....
Boo-o-o! - Dallas welders don strange faces .....
Pat Cunningham - From quartermiles to Mustangs - A Skyline Silhouette .....
Wonder Birds - A page of fighting exploits .....
Mustangs Win Their Spurs - They get there and back again. By Tom Bernard .....
Royal Troubador - Scotch singer in our midst .....
Woman's Work Is Just Begun - Her place was once the home - Legions of Dallas Workers Prove Woman's Place Is Where She's Needed Most .....
Kansas Keeps Them Coming - Assembly line photos just released - K. C. Plant Demonstrates How to Build Planes On a Mass Basis to Send Against the Foe .....
Seven Deadly Young Americans - "Along for the ride" says reporter - A Reporter Boards a B-25 On a Bombing Mission Set to Blast a Jap Base at Lae. By John Lardner .....
Willie Wingflap by Dennis McCarthy .....
Models to the Rescue - Doll houses go to work .....
A Skyline Sketch - She teaches, learns, and works ( Sibyl Malm ) .....
Safety Contest - Method for instilling interest
|North American Skyline 1943 03-04|
Vol. 4 No. 2 ....... Cover: Larry Waite, engineering technical supervisor, is shown inspecting the installation of a Mustang model in the throat of North American's wind tunnel. Kodachrome by Sherwood Mark. ....... Articles Inside: ... Airplanes from Test Tubes - The fascinating job of testing aircraft parts in the laboratory ..... "I Represent the Mustang" ( Roy Ferrin ) ..... "Hurricane Hall" - Wind tunnel at Inglewood ..... Save the Ammunition - 'When every piece of material is considered as a production bullet, the full meaning of the campaign against waste is clear' ..... China Letter - From a leader of the China Air Task Force comes a letter for all the folks at NAA ....."We Brung Our Lunch" The Story of the Army Air Forces 27th Bombardment Group ..... It's the Style Nowadays - A Skyline Silhouette of Jo Kramer ..... A Safety Score ..... Skyline's Beauty Corner - Catherine Thorwald ..... North Americana ( Photo Pages ) ..... Texiana by Tate ( Sammy Tate ) ..... A Second Front ..... Willie Wingflap by Dennis McCarthy ..... It's Called the Texan ( Army's AT-6 or Navy's SNJ ) ..... The Dallas Foreign Legion - Can Hitler match his Nazi automatons, or his enslaved foreign workers, against such men as these? ( N. B. Datangel , Chin Wei Yen , John Casci , John Baumer , Karel Sula , Albert E. Eisemann , Francois Dumont and R. K. Weebe ..... Reporting to 31,000 Stockholders ..... The One-Man Machine Shop - A Skyline Silhouette of Elmer Thompson ..... To North American ..... Resourceful Betty ( Betty Butler ) ..... Wetmore Goes to War ( Wetmore, Kansas ) ..... 10,000 Trainers -- Count 'Em ..... A Song Comes to Life - " Rosie the Riveter" ..... A Skyline Sketch ( D. C. Griffith )
|North American Skyline 1943 05-06|
Vol. 4 No. 3 ....... Cover: That's North American's Willie Wing-flap energetically fixing a flat tire on his 1909, or 10, or 11 Rambler. He washes and polishes the car the same way. Willie's thinking of putting wings on the Rambler after the war. ....... Articles Inside: ... Billy Mitchell Test Flight - The maiden flight of the B-25 Mitchell Bomber ..... Guiding Hands - Industrial Relations ..... You Can't Ration Fashion By Ticky Poynor ..... They're Train Busters ( P-51s )..... Lone Wolves ..... On the Move ( Gliders move Mustang Squadron ) ..... Blizzards No Hindrance ( Kansas ) ..... One Year for Willie ( Cartoon by Dennis McCarthy ) ..... They Keep You Wheeling ( Transportation Office ) ..... Ten Bucks and a Tank of Gas - A Skyline Silhouette of Don Walters ( Stunt Pilot ) ..... North Americana ( Photo Pages ) ..... Working for Victory - A Skyline Silhouette of Maebelle Barney ..... Design for Davy Jones - Mitchells attacking shipping ..... Flight to Rio - Major Edward J. Potter and Ten North American Texans ..... The Home Shift by Genevieve Callahan and Lou Richardson ..... "Evacuate the Plant!" ( Test ) ..... Does It Meet Specifications? ..... Willie Wingflap by Dennis McCarthy ..... Take-Off for Tokyo - Photo Story of Arnold's Mission to Japan ..... Beauty Corner - Vinta McBrinn
|North American Skyline 1943 07-08|
Vol. 4 No. 4 ....... Cover: A North American-Built Consolidated B-24 Liberator bomber is about to undergo altitude tests. Men are J. D. Sanders, flight engineer; R. D. Griffin, test pilot, and Vern T. Irons, flight test superintendent and chief test pilot for the B-24. ....... Articles Inside: ... Notes from England By Phillip Legarra ..... '06 Was a Lady ( B-25 in China ) ..... The Earthquakers - B-25s in North Africa By William C. Carr ..... In This Corner - at 20 1/2 tons, is the B-24, now being produced at Dallas by North American Aviation By John Babcock ..... Mustang! Camera! Action! - Mustang Gun Camera Photos ..... Moving Day - The revised production layout of entire plant ..... Billy's Ghost ( General Billy Mitchell ) ..... Yesterday and Today ( Fighter Planes ) ..... Together for Victory - Organized labor and management working together ..... North Americana ( Photo Pages ) ..... Hell and High Water - Lt. Monroe Schwartz, the navigator of a B-25 bomber crew, sent the following letter to his parents back home. It tells of the plane's forced landing at sea ..... From Railroad to Flight Ramp - Interplant Traffic By Mary Jane Peironnet ..... Need Gas? .....Conservation by the Ton - Foundrymen knew something had to be done about serious Kirksite "A" shortages, so they set aside previous methods and devised ways and means of their own to save metal By John Hemler ..... Night and Day ( Humor Story ) ..... The Home Shift By Genevieve Callahan and Lou Richardson ..... S.O.S. Means Services of Supply ..... Conservation Plus ..... Willie Wingflap By Dennis McCarthy ..... Speed Merchants ( Mustangs Mission Story ) ..... Meet the Champ - The B-25 named Mortimer ..... Good News from the Navy ..... Beauty Corner - Margaret Sedler ..... Some B-25 Nose Art in North Africa
|North American Skyline 1943 09-10|
Vol. 4 No. 5 ....... Cover: Five of the Angels from Avenger Field receive last minute instructions from their instructor before they take off on routine training flights. The Kodachrome photo was made by Tom W. Collins. ....... Articles Inside: ... Angels of Avenger Field - Student pilots at the Army Air Forces Training Command's School for women pilots. By Ticky Poynor ..... Successful Organization - Depends on You By J. L. Atwood ..... Built at a Bargain - Wooden construction as shown here although more costly is a wartime bargain. By Owen King, Director of Plant Facilities ..... Final Assembly on the Move - Mechanized assembly at the Inglewood Plant ..... Pilots Over the Pines - B-25s at Columbia Air Base, Columbia, South Carolina By Carlye Holt ..... The Chain ( Aleutian Islands ) By Cecil Aymond North American Service Representative ..... I'll Buy It By Mary Jane Pieronnet ..... North Americana ( Photo Pages ) ..... Circuit Riders of the Sky - Excerpts from letters of North American Service Representatives at home and abroad ..... In Jig Time By Mason Walsh ..... For Fitness Sake - North American Women set the pace on the recreation front ..... Hail the Conquering Heroes - They have reason to be proud ..... Willie Wingflap By Dennis McCarthy ..... Do Unto Others - By Frances Hall-Lewis ..... About Face ..... The Home Shift By Genevieve Callahan and Lou Richardson ..... Production Booster - Drill jig for landing gear casting ..... Mind Your P's and Q's ..... Beauty Corner - Mary Croxen ..... Paging Mr. Ripley
|North American Skyline 1943 11-12|
Vol. 4 No. 6 ....... Cover: Veteran "Desert Warrior," a belligerent Billy Mitchell, returned from the Mediterranean war zone bearing a pictorial record of its campaigning. Winsome Ann Pryor of the California division enhanced the view. The Kodachrome photo was taken by Lee Moyne Mark.. ....... Articles Inside: ... You Can't Beat the Dutch - These Dutchmen, robbed of their homes and country by the Axis
invaders, go all out for revenge and a final and lasting peace. Hitler and Tojo please take note. ..... Volunteer Brigade - Firemen ..... One from Two - Building a B-25 from two damaged ones in Alaska ..... Air Strips - Comics ..... Flying Cannon - It's that New and Deadly Special Delivery to Hitler and Tojo -- North American's 75-Millimeter Cannon-toting B-25 Mitchell Bomber, now Pumping 15-pound Projectiles down Axis Throats. Here's How a Well-known Commentator Told the Story to his Listeners. By Nelson Pringle ..... Now Let's Take the Texan - At AAF Training Centers, Texans "take it" where other planes would be torn apart. ..... Art for Production's Sake ..... They Call it a Pilot's Plane - A-36 By Lt. Jack Thorton, USAAF ..... North Americana ( Photo Pages ) ..... They Cover the Plant - Maintenance ..... Circuit Riders of the Sky - Excerpts from letters of North American Service Representatives at home and abroad ..... Feminine Talk-1943 ..... The Home of Champions ..... The Heat's On By John Babcock ..... Instruments on the Beam ..... The Home Shift By Genevieve Callahan and Lou Richardson ..... B-25's! Salute! By Bill Cunningham ..... Targets in Sicily - A Report on what North American A-36 Fighter Bombers Did in one One Month's Time in Sicily. By Al Lofquist ..... Willie Wingflap By Dennis McCarthy ..... Beauty Corner - Lois Burnett
|North American Skyline 1944 01-02|
Vol. 5 No. 1 ....... Cover: The Mounting Strength of America's air power rising out of the flaming holocaust of Pearl Harbor is vividly portrayed in Reynold Brown's cover drawing. Thus is symbolized the dramatic story of North American's winged contribution to victory during the first two years of war.. ....... Articles Inside: ... Two Years of War ..... Productivity Records - 1938 to 1943 ..... Pilot to President - J. H. Kindelberger ..... Global War Demands - Field Reps ..... Pioneer Flight - 1942 flight of B-25s to Australia. By Jack Fox the accompanying field representative ..... Combat Record - the Mitchell ( Photo Story ) ..... War Record - the Texan ( Photo Story ) ..... War Record - the Liberator ( Photo Story ) ..... Combat Record - the Mustang ( Photo Story ) By Jeanne Stolte ..... North Americana ( Photo Pages ) ..... Our Story - Kansas Division By A. R. Sorrells ..... What Combat Pilots Say ..... Shadrach the Imperishable - The story of the B-25 named "Shadrach" By J. R. Watson ..... Our Story - California Division ..... Designing Tomorrow's Victories - The Mustang, Texan, Mitchell and Liberator ..... Our Story - Texas Division By John Babcock ..... The Home Shift By Genevieve Callahan and Lou Richardson ..... Plane People - A Cross Section of the People Who Build Our Planes ..... Beauty Corner - Virginia Vaccaro ..... Willie Wingflap By Dennis McCarthy
|North American Skyline 1944 05-06|
Vol. 5 No. 2 ....... Cover: Most Heavily armed airplane in existence is the new attack version of the B-25 Mitchell. From the nose, as shown in the color photo by Lee Moyne Mark, protrude a 75-mm. connon and four .50-caliber machine guns. Bristling with ten other machine guns, the versatile airplane is a weapon without equal.
|North American Skyline 1944 07-08|
Vol. 5 No. 3 ....... Cover: Powered with a Rolls-Royce engine and equipped with an all-view "teardrop" canopy, the new P-51 Mustang has a speed of over 425 m.p.h., a ceiling above 40,000 feet, and a tactical radius topping 600 miles as an escort fighter. Color photo by Don Dunn, California plant. ....... Inside Cover: Though attacked viciously by seven Zeros, indomitable Netherlands East Indies airmen, flying B-25 bombers without fighter escort, maintain an ultra-tight formation and together release their demolition bombs on target in another raid in the Dutchmen's "lone war." ....... Articles Inside: ... "It Is Company Policy" - Outline of NAA's Company Policies ..... Mustangs Over Burma By Hal Menjou Field Rep. CBI Theater and Illustrated by George Sheppard ..... Women at Work ( Photo Story ) ..... Books Keep 'Em Flying - Handbooks and Manuals Are Ground Crews' Bibles ..... They Still Fight - Discharged Veterans ..... Pacific Foray - A Raid on Rabaul by B-25s By C. J. Aymond the accompanying field representative ..... We Bust Trains - By Frank A. Hanton RCAF ..... 3,000 Aerial Horses - AT-17 is replaced by TB-25 at Brooks Field ..... North Americana ( Photo Pages ) ..... The Long View ..... Teamwork Pays Off - For Nation's Resources ..... Weapons of Invasion - The Bombers and Fighters of NAA ..... My Friend Mary - The B-25 named "Bloody Mary" at Guadalcanal ..... Skyline Award ..... Willie Wingflap By Dennis McCarthy ..... "Dear Mom" - Letters to Mom ..... Circuit Riders - Excerpts from letters of North American Service Representatives at home and abroad ..... The Home Shift By Genevieve Callahan and Lou Richardson ..... Test Vets - John K. Lagrone and Joe Ben Lievre Test Pilots for North American ..... "At Ease" - AAF's Redistribution Stations
|North American Skyline 1944 09-10|
Vol. 5 No. 4 ....... Cover: WASP Florene Miller stows her parachute in a new Mustang preparatory to flying it from the 6th Ferrying Group, Ferrying Division, Air Transport Command base, Long Beach, Calif. WASP's of this group, who ferry more P-51's than any other type, praise the airplane's lack of operational trouble on cross-country flights. Color photograph by Stan Boyd, California plant. ....... Inside Cover: Spraying long twisting columns of white smoke, a B-25 in the Southwest Pacific screens from the Japs on shore the movement of United States ships, men, and equipment. The blanket of smoke will enable other Mitchells to attack the enemy with relative safety. AAF photograph. ....... Articles Inside: ... Wartime Policy, Postwar Outlook - Outline of NAA's Company Policies Part 2 By J. H. Kindelberger ..... The Men Who Fly Alone ( P-51 Pilots ) By Sgt. Bill Davidson and Illustrated by George Sheppard ..... Bill Had a Headache - Absenteeism ..... Riding Herd on the Luftwaffe - Story and drawings of a 9th AAF Fighter Base ..... Nerve Center of Airpower - Army Air Forces Materiel and Services Command at Patterson Field ..... Return With Honor ( Motto of the 31st Fighter Group ) - First group to get the new P-51B in the Mediterranean Theater. By R. N. Johnson Field Service Rep ..... Those Fabulous Mustangs ( Reprinted from Air Force magazine ) By Capt. Luther Davis ..... Journey Into War - Ferry Group, Air Transport Command. Sketches by Dennis McCarthy ..... Engines for Mustangs By Colonel J. G. Vincent ..... North Americana ( Photo Pages ) ..... Prelude to Combat - North American takes no chances on a Mitchell's guns jamming. Perfect operation is insured by firing several thousand rounds on the range. ..... Wanna Buy a Duck? - Funny ads from plant newspapers ..... Camera! Production! - Photography at North American ..... Circuit Riders of the Sky - Excerpts from letters of American Service Representatives at home and abroad ..... Counsel for the Troubled ..... Cargoes of Liberation - Bombs ..... The Home Shift By Genevieve Callahan and Lou Richardson ..... When Words Fail - Use of Hand Signals ..... Willie Wingflap By Dennis McCarthy ..... Off Again--On Again - Salvaging a B-25 in New Guinea
|North American Skyline 1945 01-02|
Vol. 6 No. 1 ....... Cover: Attack is the Mustang pilot's business, but combat necessitates constant checking and re-pairing. There would be no flying and no bombing without ground crews such as shown on the front cover. To the unglamorized men in this AAF photograph from the European theater must go great credit for the success of P-51 pilots. ....... Inside Cover: Standing on the wing of a Mustang fighter, Sergeant Andrew Adamchik, armorer with the Fourteenth Air Force, China, Scans the sky for aircraft returning from a mission. The picture was made by Sergeant Lou Stoumen, staff correspondent of YANK, the Army Weekly, through whose courtesy it is published here. ....... Articles Inside: ... What's It Like to Ride a Mustang? By Ray Zeman ..... Starring the Slugger - Movies [ Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo, The Purple Heart and A Guy Named Joe ] ..... Tooling Innovations ..... Portrait of an Ace By Lieutenant Arthur F. Brown ..... High Score in the Pacific By Colonel C. V. True ..... Steppingstones to Luck By Gill Robb Wilson ..... Desert Finishing School - A dramatic view of the training that makes B-25 crews the world's best. By Edward J. Ryan ..... Bring 'Em Back Alive ..... Short-cut Specialists By Cliff Solomon ..... North Americana ( Photo Pages ) ..... Here's News from "Bones" ( Last B-25 produced at California Plant ) ..... Aircrafters Do Strange Things ..... Presenting the "Packet" ( C-82 ) ..... They Gun the Mitchells By Gennii Pruett ..... Action at Ormoc Bay ..... Doubting Thomases Stand Corrected By Robert C. Hare - The mechanized production lines at the California plant set a high Standard for the aircraft industry. They represent the will to build better. ..... Gadgetry ..... Circuit Riders of the Sky - From reports of field Service representatives and military personnel riding the circuit of global war, come sidelights on the vital Job of keeping North American airplanes flying. ..... The Home Shift By Genevieve Callahan and Lou Richardson ..... Willie Wingflap By Dennis McCarthy
|North American Skyline 1945 03-04|
Vol. 6 No. 2 ....... Cover: Come fair or stormy weather, Willie Wingflap finds his stride. With one stroke, he severs the knotty problems confounding the harried and hurried engineers. Time and again, he disputes the laws of science and probability. He is also, as Artist Dennis McCarthy reveals on our cover, a shrewd judge of a trim fuselage. ....... Inside Cover: Reflecting the constant work of improving military aircraft at North American, an experimental P-51D Mustang fighter, piloted by Bob Chilton, no sooner returns to the California flight ramp than it is met by a crew ready to give it a thorough checking. Kodachrome by photographer Stan Boyd, California plant. ....... Articles Inside: ... What We Did in 1944 - [ Operations ..... We Built Better Planes Faster ..... Statement of Consolidated Income ..... This Is How We Spent Our Money ..... Here's How We Worked for Victory ..... Planning for Tomorrow ] ..... Seven-Way Leader - Seven positives of the P-51. By Jack Canary Field Rep in China ..... Qualified for Flattops - Navy Pilots flying SNJ Texans qualify for carriers on the USS Sable and USS Wolverine stationed on Lake Michigan ..... Mustangs Uber Alles - 8th AAF P-51 pilots are making the Germans sing another version of their " Deutschland Uber Alles" Illustration By Reynold Brown ..... Spares to the Rescue - Spare parts speeding to theaters of combat keep damaged aircraft flying ..... North Americana - "Briefs" on some of the more recent developments in aircraft production ..... Mitchells on Target - Photos of targets hit by Mitchells ..... Eight Years of Employee Suggestions ..... Top Suggestors of 1944 ..... Keep It to Yourself! By A. R. Miller ( Director of Plant Protection ..... The Saga of "Pappy" Gunn - The epic story of a two-fisted flyer who fought a one-man war with the combined Jap sea and land forces ( Col. Paul I. "Pappy" Gunn ) By William B. Dickinson ..... Jack Fox and "Pappy" Gunn - Pictured with Pappy's B-25 "Pappy's Folly ..... More About "Bones" - Last B-25 produced at California plant is shown in action over Central Burma ..... T-Day Strategy - Contract Termination Board By A. D. Disney ..... A Fashion Plate of Aprons - Men and their aprons at work. By Dennis McCarthy ..... Rockets Are the Payoff - P-51 mounted with rockets ..... This is Strategic Bombing - B-25s in action over Italy ..... The Revolution's Here - P-80 The "Shooting Star" ..... Texans Shoot for Keeps - Plant Security Pistol Teams Competitions ..... Super-Fighter: The Mustang - New Book "Super-Fighter: The Mustang" edited by the editors of Air News Magazine ..... The Home Shift By Genevieve Callahan and Lou Richardson ..... Circuit Riders of the Sky - Excerpts from letters of American Service Representatives at home and abroad
|North American Skyline 1945 05-06|
Vol. 6 No. 3 ....... Cover: The Kodachrome on our cover of two valiant China fighters comes from Jack Canary, North American field representative. A year ago, the hard-pressed Chinese armies and the U. S. Fourteenth Air Force fell back before the drive of Japan's continental army. Now once more the Allies are thrusting back the enemy. ....... Inside Cover: Shown in Stan Boyd's Kodachrome is a clear plastic model of the decompression sphere built preliminary to construction of the $2,500,000 Cooperative Wind Tunnel at Cal Tech, Pasadena, Calif. Financed by North American and three other aircraft companies, the huge tunnel provides new means for advanced research. Mrs. Joane Miller is examining the Mustang model. ....... Articles Inside: ... Fighter Attack - Now it can be told, the system whereby Mustangs provided Britain-based bombers with protection on missions against European objectives. By Colonel J. K. McDuffie ..... Airpower: Front Line of Defense - Supremacy in the air can keep the world at peace, if we plan now. Without air power our civilization can be laid low by aerial attack. Illustrated by George Sheppard ..... Results Guaranteed - Designing an aircraft ..... Willie Wingflap By Dennis McCarthy ..... Wood Shops ..... So This Is Texas -- And This Is Kansas -- And Here's California - Artist Dennis McCarthy on a three-plant tour makes a record of the highlights of North American activities in the year 1945. ..... Fighter's Time Table - Historic events for the P-51 Mustang ..... Exit the "Mod Center" - Aircraft Modification Centers no longer needed ..... North Americana - "Briefs" on some of the more recent developments in aircraft production ..... Mustangs on Iwo Jima ( Photo Story ) ..... Starting from Scratch - Designing the C-82 "Packet" ..... Rest for the Battle-Weary - Airmen suffering from "operational fatigue" cure themselves at the convalescent hospitals of the Army Air Forces. ..... Guardians of Health - Medical Departments ..... A Sortie to Remember - By a B-25 in India ..... The Home Shift By Genevieve Callahan and Lou Richardson .....Circuit Riders of the Sky - Excerpts from letters of American Service Representatives at home and abroad ..... More Range, More Fight - Additions of drop tanks and more munitions to P-51