Airplane Fuselage

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1943

In conjunction with the Molded Plywood Division of Evans Products, Charles and Ray constructed a variety of molded plywood parts that went toward forming the main body of aircrafts for the U.S. Navy.

The team worked night and day to meet production deadlines.  In addition to creating tail sections and gliders, they made blisters (see people working on it in the image above) from one enormous piece of wood, which many had considered an impossible endeavor.

The production of molded plywood aircraft parts was eventually discontinued and replaced by the use of aluminum.