The Douglas XB-19

Article by Ray Wagner Illustration by John Fry

One day, if memory serves correctly (and it rarely does anymore), Ray Wagner appeared in my drafting class at Crawford and consulted with my instructor Warren Marley.  Ray was writing an article for a British aviation publication and needed someone to make drawings of the XB-19.  How I got the job I'll never know.  I didn't get paid and, perusing the article below, now realize I didn't get credit.  Many years later I was writing a book on the USS Saratoga (CV-3) and headed down to the San Diego Aerospace Museum to look for airplane photos.  Retired from teaching, Ray was now the archivist for the museum library and most helpful.

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