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Walter and Olive Beech

(1891-1950)

(1904-1993)

  • He built a glider at age 14
  • He was test pilot, instructor, and engineer for the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War I
  • They started Beech Aircraft Company in Wichita in 1932
  • When he became ill, she ran company during World War II
  • She later oversaw the company’s expansion

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