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Wednesday, January 6, 1960
There were two top-level appointments
affecting Convair in 1959. May 1, Frank
Pace Jr. moved up to chairman of General
Dynamics Board of Directors (No. 1, right)
and Earl D. Johnson (No. 1, left) succeeded
to presidency. Effective Jan. 15, August C.
Esenwein became Convair executive vice
president, shown in No. 2 with Mrs. Esen-
No. 3—B-58 Hustler at Fort Worth (on
hydraulic lifts). These airplanes made FW's
major news during year.
No. 4—F-106s in formation. Produced
at San Diego, these were news producer,
too, including new world speed record of
No. 5—Atlas missile, much in 1959
news, is airlifted from San Diego in this
No. 6—Remarkable time exposure shows
flight of first Atlas fired from Vandenberg
No. 7—Also in 1959 news was Redeye,
new anti-aircraft missile for ground troop
use, under development at Pomona operating
No. 8—Pride of San Diego operating di-
vision was jet 880 which made its first
flight Jan. 27. This is assembly line.
No. 9—Cost reduction programs were
much in 1959 news. This is San Diego
Manager B. F. Coggan, launching "RX"
drive while . . .
No. 10—At Fort Worth several highly
successful campaigns to cut costs were con-
ducted. Among them was "De-Hoarding."
Shown here is "D-Train" that picked up
No. 11—This was scene at Biggs AFB,
El Paso, before last B-36 was taken out of
service and turned into public display at
Amon Carter Field, Fort Worth.
No. 12—Adam Grik and Lawrence Kash-
dan of Convair Pomona are shown conduct-
ing airways survey at San Francisco Inter-
national for Federal Aviation Agency, a new
line of Convair business endeavor.
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General Dynamics Corporation. Convair Division. Convairiety, Volume 13, Number 1, Wednesday, January 6, 1960, periodical, January 6, 1960; Fort Worth, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth777353/m1/3/: accessed September 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth.