9 Jan 1943

United States Photo(s) dated 9 Jan 1943
Prototype C-69 Constellation aircraft at Burbank, California, United States, 9 Jan 1943; seen in US Navy publication Naval Aviation News dated 15 Feb 1943
18 Jun 1943

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  • Aircraft designer Clarence Johnson met with Lockheed President Robert Gross and chief engineer Hal Hibbard at the company's headquarters in Burbank, California, United States. Johnson informed the two that US Army Air Force representatives from Wright Field had requested Lockheed to design a jet fighter. ww2dbase [P-80 Shooting Star | Burbank Lockheed Aircraft Factory | Burbank, California | CPC]
26 Jun 1943

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  • Aircraft designer Clarence Johnson and his team at Lockheed in Burbank, California, United States began working on the first airframe of the XP-80 prototype jet fighter. ww2dbase [P-80 Shooting Star | Burbank, California | CPC]
20 Jul 1943

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22 Jul 1943

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22 Dec 1943

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20 Oct 1944

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10 Jun 1945

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6 Aug 1945

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  • Major Dick Bong, with 40 kills to his credit over the Pacific and his country's top scoring fighter ace of the war, and the holder of the Medal of Honor, was killed at the age of 24 when the Lockheed Shooting Star in which he was carrying out test flights stalled on takeoff and crashed in Burbank, California, United States. ww2dbase [Burbank Lockheed Aircraft Factory | Richard Bong | Burbank, California | AC]
7 Jun 2012

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Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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"All that silly talk about the advance of science and such leaves me cold. Give me peace and a retarded science."

Thomas Dodd, late 1945