Sunday, September 29, 2013

LaVerne "Brownie" Browne

LaVerne "Brownie" Browne was the Director of Flight Test at the Douglas Aircraft Company’s Naval Aircraft Factory at El Segundo, Calif.The first XBT2D-1 (Bu No 09085) made its maiden flight from Mines Field, CA on March 18, 1945, with Douglas test pilot LaVerne "Brownie" Browne

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Joseph E 'Joe' Barton xxxx-1946

Joe Barton flew several  maiden flights for  North American.

The XB-28, XB-28A (As co-pilot), XB-25E Mitchell, NA-98X and the XP-82 Twin Mustang on 16th June 1945. He was killed in a crash of a modified CB-25J into the Pacific ocean NW of Santa Monica on the 27th February 1946.