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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

Congressman George Bush Visits GD/FW

Description: Photograph of Congressman George Bush, in a light suit with a blue tie, standing next to a shorter man wearing a blue suit and tie. In the background is plane (likely an F-111) with open bay doors and panels removed to reveal ducts, cables, and a circuit breaker panel.
Date: unknown
Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth

F-111 A/P#1 Rollout

Description: Photograph of an F-111 A/P#1 Rollout Ceremony. In the foreground is the military airplane with the letters, "USAF" painted on top of the right wing. In the background is a large crowd seated on bleachers, standing on aircraft stairs and atop a podium with flags and red, white, and blue banners. In the background is a bus.
Date: October 15, 1964
Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth

B-36D No. 93 in flight

Description: Photograph of the Convair B-36 in flight. Also known as the Peacemaker, this plane was a strategic bomber built by Convair for the US Air Force. The B-36 had the biggest wingspan of any bomber ever built.
Date: August 16, 1950
Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth

B-36D No. 93 in flight

Description: Photograph of the Convair B-36 in flight. Also known as the Peacemaker, this plane was a strategic bomber built by Convair for the US Air Force. The B-36 had the biggest wingspan of any bomber ever built.
Date: August 16, 1950
Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth

RB-36 Bomber

Description: Photograph of the Convair B-36 in flight. Also known as the Peacemaker, this plane was a strategic bomber built by Convair for the US Air Force. The B-36 had the biggest wingspan of any bomber ever built.
Date: May 15, 1950
Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth