The History of the Hughes Missile Plant in Tucson, 1947-1960

The History of the Hughes Missile Plant in Tucson, 1947-1960

Book - 2015
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Publisher: [Tucson, Ariz.] : The Author, 2015
Branch Call Number: 338.762345 L5335h 2015
Characteristics: 69 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm


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Sep 15, 2016

This book was written by David Leighton, historian and columnist for the Arizona Daily Star newspaper (streetsmarts). It is a very detailed early history of the Hughes Missile Plant in Tucson, which was established by Howard Hughes
the subject of the movie The Aviator and is the only book I have ever seen on this particular subject. It is a fascinating look at the plant and the people that worked there including two interviews done with original
employees and the grandson of Roy Drachman who obtained all the land, part of which was formerly a homestead, for the new plant site. The style of this publication is a cross between a P.h.d. thesis and a history book, packed full of interesting information. It includes a little information on the Tucson Airport, Grand Central Aircraft/Douglas Aircraft and the Sunnyside School District, as they pertain to the Hughes Missile
Plant. If you're a Raytheon employee like myself you will really enjoy reading this history!!!

Feb 17, 2016

This is a great history of Hughes in Tucson.


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