Sunday, May 20, 2007

Johnny F.Martin 1907-1977

On February 4th 1948, Douglas test pilot John F Martin made the first flight with the Douglas D-558-II, at Muroc Air Force Base in California.

Douglas selected Martin, its chief pilot, because of his experience and service with the company. He had joined Douglas in 1940 after flying for United Air Lines and went on to test a variety of types, including the A-20 Havoc, A-26 Invader and the C-54.