Reuben Fleet and the Story of Consolidated Aircraft

By: Wagner, William

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First edition. Very minor tear along top edge of front jacket panel. 1976 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. xi, 324 pp. Reuben Hollis Fleet (March 6, 1887 October 29, 1975) was an American aviation pioneer, industrialist and army officer. Fleet founded and led several corporations, including Consolidated Aircraft.[1][2] The Consolidated Aircraft Corporation was founded in 1923 by Reuben H. Fleet in Buffalo, New York, the result of the Gallaudet Aircraft Company's liquidation and Fleet's purchase of designs from the Dayton-Wright Company as the subsidiary was being closed by its parent corporation, General Motors.[2] Consolidated became famous, during the 1920s and 1930s, for its line of flying boats. The most successful of the Consolidated patrol boats was the PBY Catalina, which was produced throughout World War II and used extensively by the Allies. Equally famous was the B-24 Liberator, a heavy bomber which, like the Catalina, saw action in both the Pacific and European theaters.

Title: Reuben Fleet and the Story of Consolidated Aircraft

Author: Wagner, William

Categories: History, Aviation, Biography, Modern First Editions,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Fallbrook, CA, Aero Publishers, Inc.: 1976

ISBN Number: 0816879508

ISBN Number 13: 9780816879502

Binding: Large Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 2287859