A corporate history timeline compiled from the Eaton Chronicle of the Aviation Industry in America outlines Donald Douglas' participation in the American aviation industry and that of his eponymous company.

With the SBD, the A-20/DB-7 (and, later, the A-26), the military versions of the DC-3, the C-54 and the license built B-17s and B-24s, Douglas was a major player in the US air effort in WWII. They also built the giant XB-19 technology development platform and designed a number of advanced planes that didn't make it to operational status. They produced nearly 30,000 planes during the war years. Importantly, Douglas was part of the B-V-D Boeing - Vega - Douglas) consortium producing B-17F and B-17G planes.

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