A Forum for those interest in vintage NON-military aircraft
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:56 pm
I know this is a long shot but does anyone know if the records of the Dayton Wright Aircraft Company have been archived anywhere ? I've tried General Motors, who purchased it in the 1920's, with no luck. I've also tried McDonnel Douglas, who was the last of a string of owners, and have also had no luck. I'm looking for production numbers and serial numbers on the production of DH-4's. Thanks
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:48 pm
This might be the place to start.https://libraries.wright.edu/
Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:24 am
If anyone is interested I've found a list of Boeing Modified DH-4's http://www.abcdlist.nl/uba.html
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:18 pm
I would suggest searching through the organized Aircraft Historic record cards. many of the individual types are listed in groupings of type order & acceptance etc. some have good service history, production order, engine
ID #s military & company #s, list service history with modifications, crashes, cancellation dates & much more
cards are in numerical order. Lots to dig through
Here is One sample listing
that starts with Dayton Wright DH-4s. Start from there...in the 3300 and 3200 section for Dayton Wright DH-4shttps://www.history.navy.mil/research/h ... -3999.html
** You can download each section, for long term study
Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:18 am
barnbstormer...Great lists....They are a keeper for sure !!! Do you know if lists like this exist for the Army ?
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:40 pm
They're not in the standard (Bowers, Fahley) references?
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:35 am
THANKS...I don't believe they are but I'll take a look
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:34 am
FWIW, there was a rather extensive article published in the Winter 2011 of the AAHS Journal that you might find of interest. It is titled "The Other Wright Airplane Company: Dayton-Wright Airplanes", pgs 270- 285 authored by Hayden Hamilton. His research is quite thorough and there are a number of very crisp original photos included.
Also, the book titled "US Army Aircraft 1908-1946" by Fahey states that the Dayton-Wright company produced 3106 DH-4's. As a point of interest Fahey's book also states that Fisher Body produced 1600 and another firm called Standard produced 140 of the type.
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:42 am
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