dtw9
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Donald W Douglas Jr Dies

Fri Oct 08, 2004 11:12 am

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
 
BR715-A1-30
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RE: Donald W Douglas Jr Dies

Fri Oct 08, 2004 11:47 am

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.
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RE: Donald W Douglas Jr Dies

Fri Oct 08, 2004 11:53 am

Agreed.. The force behind two of the most verstile and tenacious airframes manufactured.. Rest in peace Mr. Donald Douglas..
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dtw9
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RE: Donald W Douglas Jr Dies

Fri Oct 08, 2004 11:55 am

BR715-A1-30, actually Feb 25th 2005 will be the 40th anniversary of the DC-9s first flight.
 
MidnightMike
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RE: Donald W Douglas Jr Dies

Fri Oct 08, 2004 11:59 am

Douglas JR took a visit to my company about 6 months ago, he left behind an amazing legacy.
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757MDE
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RE: Donald W Douglas Jr Dies

Fri Oct 08, 2004 2:23 pm

This is sad news indeed.
May he rest in peace
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studentflyer
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RE: Donald W Douglas Jr Dies

Fri Oct 08, 2004 3:01 pm

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

God rest his soul.

Regards,
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RE: Donald W Douglas Jr Dies

Fri Oct 08, 2004 7:39 pm

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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