Her Birthday: December 17! 75 years young and still very active.
Huge compliments for Donald W. Douglas, James H. "Dutch" Kindelberger, and particularly Arthur Emmons Raymond, and their teams for such an accomplishment.
Arthur Raymond, who was the Lead Designer of the DC-3, lived on till March 22, 1999 (born March 24, 1899) to see his Grand Ole' Lady never in his life cease to fly. He would be pleased to see that the Dizzy Three is still soldiering on.
For lots of reasons we can only be grateful for the amazing work these guys at Douglas have done.