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“Just . . . Earning Shoes for the Baby”: The XB-36 “Went Insane”

It was pure Hollywood, the stuff of Jimmy Stewart, Van Johnson, Robert Mitchum: Fearless, nonchalant test pilot lands crippled bomber as if it’s just another day at the office. In 1947 Fort Worth’s bomber plant—Convair—was under Army contract to build … Continue reading

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