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William D. Pawley--- Formed Inter-Continent Aircraft Corporation.

William D. Pawley---President of Intercontinent Aircraft Corporation, formed in Miami, FL in 1945 with headquarters in Rockefeller Plaza, New York City.

Intercontinent (Inter-Continent) Aircraft Corporation was a subsidary of the Consolidated-Vultee Corporation.

The Consolidated-Vultee Corporation was formed in 1943 with the merger of Consolidated Aircraft Corporation and Vultee Aircraft Corporation.

The "commonly" accepted name for the "Consolidated-Vultee" Corporation was

CONAIR.

Later, the name was changed to General Dynamics.

And of course, serious researchers know exactly where CONAIR/aka General Dynamics comes into play in the JFK assassination scenario.

Tom

P.S.  Don't forget that Robert E. L. Oswald, brother to LHO, also worked for CONAIR in the 1950's.

First, I suppose that one should correct the above to read: "CONVAIR", which is of course the correct name.

Secondly:

http://historymatters.com/archive/jfk/wc/w...Vol22_0147b.htm

(page 264) and one will find:

"Records of the West Side Bank reveal the following information:"

"On December 3, 1956, an account was opened in the name of Mr. or Mrs. Robert L. Oswald, 4910 West Lancaster, Fort Worth, Texas, with a deposit of $376.13.

At the tilme the account was opened, Robert L. Oswald indicated employment at "Convair"."

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Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation

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ERNEST M. ALLISON (1894-1976)

"Allie"

(CNAC 1929-193?, 1940 and 1947-1949)

(Captain - 1929)

(Hump Flights - XXX)

December 1937 and January 1938 flight-tested Vultee V-11 bombers for William D. Pawley.

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Jacqueline Cochran

Jacqueline Cochran (born Bessie Lee Pittman on May 11, 1906, died August 7, 1980), was a pioneer American aviatrix.

Bessie Lee Pittman was born in Mobile, Alabama

The impoverished Bessie Pittman became the beautiful and talented Jacqueline Cochran who met Floyd Bostwick Odlum, the middle-aged founder of Atlas Corp. and CEO of RKO in Hollywood. Widely reputed to be one of the 10 richest men in the world,

Her companion, Floyd Odlum, whom she married in 1936 after his divorce

Political activitiesPolitically ambitious, she ran for Congress in her California home district as the candidate for the Republican Party. Although she defeated a field of five male opponents to win the Republican nomination, in the general election she lost to the Democratic candidate. Her political setback was one of the few failures she ever experienced and never attempted another run. It has been said by those who knew Jacqueline Cochran that the loss bothered her for the rest of her life. However, as a result of her involvement in politics and the military, she would become close friends with General Dwight Eisenhower. In the early part of 1952, she and her husband helped sponsor a large rally at Madison Square Garden in New York City in support of an Eisenhower presidential candidacy. The rally was documented on film and Cochran personally flew it to France for a special showing at Eisenhower's headquarters. Her efforts proved a major factor in convincing Eisenhower to run for President of the United States in 1952 and she would play a major role in his successful campaign. Close friends thereafter, Eisenhower frequently visited her and her husband at their California ranch and after leaving office, wrote portions of his memoirs there.

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Floyd Odlum

Floyd Bostwick Odlum born March 30, 1892 in Union City, Michigan, United States – died June 17, 1976 in Indio, California, was a wealthy lawyer and industrialist and husband first of Hortense McQuarrie first woman department store head and secondly of aviatrix Jackie Cochran.

Odlum was one of the 10 wealthiest men in the U.S. when he married Cochran in 1932. He owned Atlas Corporation, RKO Studios, Convair, Northeast Airlines,

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RKO Pictures

Radio-Keith-Orpheum was formed in 1928 as a combination of the Keith-Albee-Orpheum (KAO) theater chains, Joe Kennedy's Film Booking Office of America (FBO) studio, the American Pathé film studio, and the Radio Corporation of America's Photophone division. Kennedy had bought FBO in 1925, and taken control of KAO and its subsidiary, American Pathe, in 1927. RCA, hoping to join in the sound-film boom, approached Kennedy about using Photophone for FBO pictures; from this came further talks, and the creation of the Radio-Keith-Orpheum holding company, announced in October, 1928.

Kennedy's role in the new company was to drive up the share price; he and his associates did so successfully, pushing RKO's price into the stratosphere even before film production had begun. Kennedy sold the last of his RKO stock in 1931, as the country, and RKO, tumbled into depression.

Early in the 1930s, the Justice Department forced a re-organization of RCA, and as a result RCA reduced its holdings in RKO. Control passed to the investor Floyd Odlum and the Rockefeller brothers

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Odlum, Floyd Bostwick

1892-1976 Law school, assistant librarian, husband of aviatrix Jackie Cochran, founder and chairman Atlas Corporation 1923-1960, chairman Federal Resources Corporation 1961-1969, owner and chairman RKO Radio Pictures 1937-1948, chairman Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation 1947-1953, owner Hidden Splendor (Uranium) Mining Company before 1955, director Office of Production Management 1941-1942, special adviser to the chairman of the War Production Board 1943-44, special adviser to the chairman of the Office of Price Administration 1940-44, owner Convair, Bonwit Taylor & Northeast Airlines, founder and chairman Arthritis and Rheumatism Foundation, president Hertz Foundation, trustee Lovelace Foundation, among the 10 richest men in the United States (and the world) in 1932 (billionaire). His Atlas Corporation purchased Paramount Pictures in 1933 at "basement" prices. Odlum was also chairman of RKO Studios, another filmmaker. Atlas Corporation was once known as Atlas Utilities & Investors Company. Odlum was also a heavy owner, through his Atlas Corporation, of Greyhound Bus Lines; Northeast Airlines (nearly 90%); Bonwit Teller (department stores); Convair Aviation; United Fruit Company; and Madison Square Garden. In 1937 it was said that Atlas Corporation was probably the biggest investment trust in the world

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Before the Flying Tigers

By the mid-1930s, Curtiss Hawks had become the primary fighters used by the Chinese Air Force. Both American and Chinese pilots took Hawk IIs into combat against nimble Japanese fighters like the Mitsubishi A5M4 Claude

In the 1930s, China became the arena of a fierce competition to sell fighter aircraft to the CAF. The primary contestants were Italy and the US. The Italian candidate was the Fiat C.R.32, a fast, sturdy, and handsome product of the mind of Celestino Rosatelli. The other was the Curtiss Hawk, a proven design which, in the hands of Jimmy Doolittle as corporate demonstration pilot, decisively won the competition in May of 1933.

The combat history of the 14th is described only in pilot diaries. One surviving account records that the 14th was in heavy action during the winter of 1938. On Feb. 27, 1938, Vultee and Northrop bombers attacked Japanese troops and convoys in the vicinity of Loyang on the Yellow River.

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ERNEST M. ALLISON (1894-1976)

"Allie"

(CNAC 1929-193?, 1940 and 1947-1949)

(Captain - 1929)

(Hump Flights - XXX)

December 1937 and January 1938 flight-tested Vultee V-11 bombers for William D. Pawley.

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http://www.afa.org/magazine/june1999/0699tiger.asp

Before the Flying Tigers

By the mid-1930s, Curtiss Hawks had become the primary fighters used by the Chinese Air Force. Both American and Chinese pilots took Hawk IIs into combat against nimble Japanese fighters like the Mitsubishi A5M4 Claude

In the 1930s, China became the arena of a fierce competition to sell fighter aircraft to the CAF. The primary contestants were Italy and the US. The Italian candidate was the Fiat C.R.32, a fast, sturdy, and handsome product of the mind of Celestino Rosatelli. The other was the Curtiss Hawk, a proven design which, in the hands of Jimmy Doolittle as corporate demonstration pilot, decisively won the competition in May of 1933.

The combat history of the 14th is described only in pilot diaries. One surviving account records that the 14th was in heavy action during the winter of 1938. On Feb. 27, 1938, Vultee and Northrop bombers attacked Japanese troops and convoys in the vicinity of Loyang on the Yellow River.

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http://www.cnac.org/allison01.htm

ERNEST M. ALLISON (1894-1976)

"Allie"

(CNAC 1929-193?, 1940 and 1947-1949)

(Captain - 1929)

(Hump Flights - XXX)

December 1937 and January 1938 flight-tested Vultee V-11 bombers for William D. Pawley.

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Jackie Cochran

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http://www.afa.org/magazine/june1999/0699tiger.asp

Before the Flying Tigers

By the mid-1930s, Curtiss Hawks had become the primary fighters used by the Chinese Air Force. Both American and Chinese pilots took Hawk IIs into combat against nimble Japanese fighters like the Mitsubishi A5M4 Claude

In the 1930s, China became the arena of a fierce competition to sell fighter aircraft to the CAF. The primary contestants were Italy and the US. The Italian candidate was the Fiat C.R.32, a fast, sturdy, and handsome product of the mind of Celestino Rosatelli. The other was the Curtiss Hawk, a proven design which, in the hands of Jimmy Doolittle as corporate demonstration pilot, decisively won the competition in May of 1933.

The combat history of the 14th is described only in pilot diaries. One surviving account records that the 14th was in heavy action during the winter of 1938. On Feb. 27, 1938, Vultee and Northrop bombers attacked Japanese troops and convoys in the vicinity of Loyang on the Yellow River.

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http://www.cnac.org/allison01.htm

ERNEST M. ALLISON (1894-1976)

"Allie"

(CNAC 1929-193?, 1940 and 1947-1949)

(Captain - 1929)

(Hump Flights - XXX)

December 1937 and January 1938 flight-tested Vultee V-11 bombers for William D. Pawley.

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Bill Pawley's order book was brimming: sixty Hawk III biplanes, thirty Mohawk fighters, thirty Vultee attack planes.

Mercenary pilots flocked to China with claims of combat experience on the Western Front. At Madame Chiang's request, Chennault organized them into the 14th Volunteer Squadron, to be equipped with the Vultee attack planes Bill Pawley was assembling in Hengyang. He spent the winter shuttling between the combat squadrons at Nanchang and the Vultee base at Hankou. The mercenaries proved to have more zest for drinking than for fighting. Chinese pilots refused to work with them, Chinese bombardiers were unable to "hit a city even"--and the planes kept breaking down. The squadron flew its first mission on January 23, 1938. Of four Vultees that managed to take off, one crashed, two turned back, and the last could not find its target. Not long after, the Japanese attacked Hankou when the Vultees were gassed and armed for a raid; a bomb exploded under one wing, and the entire row blew up in a ghastly crescendo.

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