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Martin, John F
American test pilot; chief test pilot for Douglas in 1948; first pilot to fly the D-558-II.

Born: 1907-07-01. Died: 1977-09-14. Birth Place: California.

Martin joined Douglas in 1940 after a career with United Airlines. He wrung out a range of Douglas designs, including the A-20, A-26, and C-54.



Country: USA.

1948 February 4 - . Launch Site: Edwards. Launch Complex: Edwards.
  • D-558-II first flight. - . Crew: Martin, John F. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Martin, John F. First flight of reseach airplane Douglas D-558-II (No. 1), John Martin of Douglas as pilot. Airplane had both jet and rocket engines and was flown from ground takeoff..


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