The Resource Fairchild aircraft, Frank Woodring, (electronic resource)

Fairchild aircraft, Frank Woodring, (electronic resource)

Label
Fairchild aircraft
Title
Fairchild aircraft
Statement of responsibility
Frank Woodring
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Orville Wright made the first successful flight of an airplane at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, on December 17, 1903, no one could have envisioned the impact that the historic occasion would have on Hagerstown, Maryland, and the tri-state area of Maryland, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. When Sherman M. Fairchild bought controlling interest in Hagerstown's Kreider-Reisner Aircraft in 1929, the stage was set for the newly formed Fairchild Aircraft to become a major contributor to the country's World War II efforts. In 1939, the company was awarded a contract to build 270 PT-19 trainers for the U.S. Army Air Corps. By the spring of 1944, Fairchild had manufactured more than 5,000 of the primary trainers, which became synonymous with the city of Hagerstown. When asked by the military to "put wings on a railroad boxcar," Fairchild responded with various cargo aircraft including the C-82, the C-119, and the C-123. Fairchild's contribution to the world of aviation unofficially ended in March 1984 with the delivery of the last of the A-10s contracted by the U.S. Air Force. Over the course of its history in Hagerstown, Fairchild employed more than 50,000 men and women in the manufacture of military and civilian aircraft
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Woodring, Frank
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Target audience
adult
Label
Fairchild aircraft, Frank Woodring, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11451890
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11451890
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11451890
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Fairchild aircraft, Frank Woodring, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11451890
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11451890
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11451890
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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