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40 PBYs on Lake Worth

Description: Aerial photograph of forty airplanes floating on Lake Worth. According to Jeff Rhodes: "On 22 November 1940, Consolidated Aircraft Chief Test Pilot Bill Wheatley contacted newspaper publisher and Fort Worth, Texas, civic booster Amon G. Carter, explaining the company had been ordered to transfer 200 PBY Catalina patrol seaplanes (37 of the aircraft can be seen in this photo) from San Diego, California, to Britain and that the crews were in immediate need of a layover point. In just eight days, Carter, with the help of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, arranged for fuel, food, lodging for the flight crews, and moorings for the aircraft in Lake Worth. To keep the mission secret, the public was told the planes were in Fort Worth to weather out a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico. The quick response from Carter and the Chamber of Commerce later helped convince Consolidated Aircraft to build a manufacturing facility in Fort Worth, which is still in operation and today is home to a completely different breed of Cat-- the F-35."
Date: November 30, 1940
Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth

Football Players

Description: Three football players standing together as one holds the championship ball from 1942. The men are Jamie Pratt, C.S Taylor, and Bobbie Moore.
Date: 1942
Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth

Girls Basketball Team, 1942

Description: Photograph of the girls basketball team photo from 1942. Eleven young women pose in their uniforms of white shirts, shoes, and shorts. The one in the front and center holds a basketball.
Date: 1942
Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth

Consolidated Bowling Team

Description: Photograph of the Consolidated bowing team in June 1942 There are six members in this photograph all wearing satin bowling shirts with "Consolidated" across the back of them.
Date: June 4, 1942
Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth