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The Douglas Aircraft Company was founded by Donald Wills Douglas, Sr. in 1921 at Santa Monica, California, following dissolution of the Davis-Douglas Company. The company initially built torpedo bombers for the US Navy, but developed a number of variants of these aircraft, including observation aircraft and a commercial airmail variant. It expanded into amphibians in the late 1920s, also moving its facilities to Clover Field at Santa Monica. In 1934, Douglas produced a commercial two-engined transport, the DC-2, followed by the famous DC-3 in 1936. The wide range of aircraft produced by Douglas included airliners, light and medium bombers, fighters, transports, observation aircraft, and experimental aircraft. The company suffered following the end of WW2, as government aircraft orders vanished. It heavily cut its workforce, terminating almost 100,000 people. However, Douglas continued to develop new aircraft, including 4-engined airliner, and then moved into jet propulsion, producing their first for the military, in the form of the F3D Skyknight in 1948 and then the more advanced F4D Skyray in 1951. Douglas also made commercial jets, producing the DC-8 in 1958 to compete with the new Boeing 707. In 1967, the company was struggling to expand production to meet demand for DC-8 and DC-9 airliners and the A-4 Skyhawk attack plane. In 1967, problems in the company led to a merger with McDonnell Aircraft Corporation to form McDonnell Douglas. There was a further merger, with Boeing, in 1997.
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