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History of William Boeing

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Audrey Furphy Period 2
History of William Boeing
William E Boeing was born on October 1, 1881
in Detroit Michigan.
William E Boeing left Yale in 1903.

During Post- Depression legislation in 1934 Boeing sold his interests in the Boeing Airplane Co, but continued to work on business adventures.
In 1910 William E Boeing buys shipyard in Seattle, this later becomes his first airplane factory
Eventually, Boeing changes the name of Pacific Aero Products to Boeing Airplane Co. then he started making seaplanes for the US Navy.
In 1916, William E Boeing hired two new engineering graduates, Clairmont Egtvedt & Philip Johnson
In 1917 Boeing made a personal gift of $6,000 to UW, to make a wind tunnel to test plane models. In return, the university committed to offering aeronautics courses to train engineering to work at his company.
Boeing incorporated the Pacific Aero and Manufacturing Company. Boeing's son, William E Boeing Jr recalls his father as a visionary who didn't only dream about flying, but foresaw the huge potential for commercial aviation and set high goals for his business.
William E Boeing Jr's first flight was buzzing over his parents' family home in one of the rugged Boeing Model 40-series planes in 1911.
40-series planes won the 1927 U.S. Postal Service contract to carry mail from Chicago to San Francisco.
Egtvedt and Johnson built 24 planes in only six months, which was an almost impossible feat for that time.
Five years after Boeing got married he started his own business.
The Boeing Airplane Co was the largest and most successful commercial aircraft manufacturer in the world.
William built his first airplane in 1916.
Allowing Boeing to be able to promote airplane travel for carrying goods & passengers around the world.
William's company played a major part in winning World War II (1939-45) for the US and its allies.
To this day, the Boeing Company continues to provide the US military with a wide range of aircraft and other defense products
During World I Boeings company built planes for the US Navy at a factory along the Duwamish River
Boeing also spent time in Washington DC to keep updated on everything with military
After the war, the demand for planes fell.
The Boeing Company would've collapsed, if it hadn't switched to making additional products.
The Boeing Company would've collapsed, if it hadn't switched to making additional products.
Boeing received a government contract to build two hundred new fighter planes
In 1928 Boeing merged with Pratt & Whitney Aircrafts
Soon after the deal was announced, the new United Aircraft and Transport Corporation added several other airlines and aviation companies
Boeing was the chairman for the new company
United Aircrafts different companies built individual airplane parts such as engines and propellers. And designed and built both military and commercial planes.
United Aircrafts' airlines carried passengers and mail
For some time, Boeing threatend to move his company if officials in King County, Washington did not build a larger field.
The county responded quickly, opening Boeing Field in 1928.
Boeing was a husband, having married Bertha Porter Paschall in 1921.
They had one son, William E Boeing Jr
William was not active in every decision, but he had a larger vision for his company.
On March 3rd, 1919 William Boeing flew a B-1 from Seattle, Washington to Vancouver, Canada with sixty letters on board.
This was the first international airmail flight in North America.
Boeing remained focused on military aircraft for several years, before finally building a plane designed to carry mail.
Boeing died in Seattle Washington on September 28, 1956.
William E Boeing had many impacts on Washington State History
Boeing helped improve the new way to travel, planes, and this made it quite easier.
Williams company, Boeing, is still successful today and is still making many planes. Many are still made in Washington State.

www.washington.edu/new/2012/11/09
Clairmont Egtvedt
Philip Johnson
http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2007/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_Plant_1
http://www.boeing.com/history/pioneers/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_314_Clipper
http://www.fiddlersgreen.net/models/aircraft/Boeing-40.html
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