Warbird Information Exchange

DISCLAIMER: The views expressed on this site are the responsibility of the poster and do not reflect the views of the management.
It is currently Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:08 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Classic Wings Magazine WWII Naval Aviation Research Pacific Warbird Digest
When Hollywood Ruled The Skies - Volumes 1 through 4 by Bruce Oriss


Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:56 pm 
Offline
Corporal

Joined: Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:35 am
Posts: 18
I know this is a long shot but does anyone know if the records of the Dayton Wright Aircraft Company have been archived anywhere ?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


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:48 pm 
Offline
Group Captain

Joined: Sun Dec 17, 2006 6:10 pm
Posts: 503
Location: Portersville, PA
This might be the place to start.

https://libraries.wright.edu/


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:24 am 
Offline
Corporal

Joined: Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:35 am
Posts: 18
If anyone is interested I've found a list of Boeing Modified DH-4's
http://www.abcdlist.nl/uba.html


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:18 pm 
Offline
Wing Commander
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jun 09, 2007 1:22 pm
Posts: 245
Location: South Boston VA
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-4s

https://www.history.navy.mil/research/h ... -3999.html
** You can download each section, for long term study :D

_________________
hundreds of images of aero art, memorabilia, photos and artifacts at;
www.memaerobilia.com


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:18 am 
Offline
Corporal

Joined: Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:35 am
Posts: 18
barnbstormer...Great lists....They are a keeper for sure !!! Do you know if lists like this exist for the Army ?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:40 pm 
Offline
3000+ Post Club
3000+ Post Club
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:27 am
Posts: 3521
Location: Eastern Washington
They're not in the standard (Bowers, Fahley) references?

_________________
Remember the vets, the wonderful planes they flew and their sacrifices for a future many of them did not live to see.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:35 am 
Offline
Corporal

Joined: Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:35 am
Posts: 18
THANKS...I don't believe they are but I'll take a look


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:34 am 
Offline
Group Captain
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:48 pm
Posts: 771
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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.


JDVoss

www.fuselagecodes.com


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:42 am 
Offline
2000+ Post Club
2000+ Post Club
User avatar

Joined: Thu Apr 27, 2006 2:10 pm
Posts: 2940
Location: New York
JDVoss, your site is excellent! Just added it to my links page.

August

_________________
Image
http://aircraft-in-focus.com/


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google Feedfetcher and 0 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group