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Donald W Douglas Jr Dies  
User currently offlineDtw9 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1166 posts, RR: 2
Posted (10 years 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2201 times:

Donald Wills Douglas Jr died in California on Monday at the age of 87.He is credited as being the force behind the Super DC-8 and the DC-9. May God rest his soul

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User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2151 times:

I'm glad he was around to see the birth of the MD-95... I'm also glad he won't be around to see the death of it. From DC9-10 to DC9-95... 35 years later.

User currently offlineMD11LuxuryLinr From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1385 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2141 times:

Agreed.. The force behind two of the most verstile and tenacious airframes manufactured.. Rest in peace Mr. Donald Douglas..


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User currently offlineDtw9 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1166 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2131 times:

BR715-A1-30, actually Feb 25th 2005 will be the 40th anniversary of the DC-9s first flight.

User currently offlineMidnightMike From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2892 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2118 times:

Douglas JR took a visit to my company about 6 months ago, he left behind an amazing legacy.


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User currently offline757MDE From Colombia, joined Sep 2004, 1753 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2049 times:

This is sad news indeed.
May he rest in peace



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User currently offlineStudentFlyer From Australia, joined Sep 2004, 688 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2033 times:

We shall remember him always, as the father of those aircraft he built.

God rest his soul.

Regards,
AK


User currently offlineDeltaMD11 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 1701 posts, RR: 34
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1977 times:

Sad indeed. Wonderful man, really made Douglas a driving force in the jet-powered civil airliner era.

Oh, and not to detract from the post, but BR715....no such thing as the DC-9-95. Sorry, I just cringe when people do that.



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