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Donald W Douglas Jr Dies  
User currently offlineDtw9 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1196 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 10 months 14 hours ago) and read 2448 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 10 months 13 hours ago) and read 2398 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: 12
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 13 hours ago) and read 2388 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, 1196 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 13 hours ago) and read 2378 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: 13
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 13 hours ago) and read 2365 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 online757MDE From Colombia, joined Sep 2004, 1753 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 11 hours ago) and read 2296 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 10 months 10 hours ago) and read 2280 times:

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

God rest his soul.


User currently offlineDeltaMD11 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 1708 posts, RR: 31
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 5 hours ago) and read 2224 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.

Too often we ... enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. - John Fitzgerald Kennedy
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