AirlineRatings.com has obtained a rare colour video of Mr Donald Douglas accepting the nomination into the Aviation Hall of Fame in 1969.
Mr Douglas was the founder of the Douglas Aircraft Company which dominated aviation through the 1930s, 40s and into the 60s with such aircraft as the DC-3, DC-4, DC-6, Dauntless dive-bomber that won the Battle of Midway, Skyhawk fighter and the list goes on.
Mr Douglas was born in New York on April 6, 1892, and he passed on February 1, 1981, in Palm Springs at the age of 88.
At its peak, the Douglas Aircraft Company was the fourth largest company in the US.
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