Convair Plant 2 4301Pacific Highway April 1957

 (Posted on the Vintage San Diego Facebook page September 25, 2023)



"Jeannie KFSD April 1957" was written on the 35mm slide that became the image above.  I'm including it because of the colorful '50s automobiles and Jeannie's Pedal-Pushers -- or are they Capri Pants?  An office building now occupies the spot where this photo was taken, so the photo below is a little off.  This is NOT the old Convair plant next to Lindbergh Field.  It's the one near Old Town, now occupied by the Navy.

Founded by Reuben H. Fleet, Consolidated Aircraft Plant 2 was completed in October 1941, less than six weeks before the U.S. entered WWII. Workers here designed and constructed B-24 Liberators and PBY Catalinas that were crucial to the Allied Forces' success. During the Cold War, Convair Plant 2 saw the development and production of many types of aircraft, orbiters, and missiles. These include F-102 and F-106 interceptor aircraft, major components of spacecraft sent into orbit, such as Enterprise and Challenger, Ground Launch Cruise Missiles, and much more.


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