McDonnell Douglas was a major American aerospace manufacturing corporation and defense contractor, formed by the merger of McDonnell Aircraft and the Douglas Aircraft Company in 1967. Between then and its own merger with Boeing in 1997, it produced well-known commercial and military aircraft, such as the DC-10 and the MD-80 airliners, the F-15 Eagle air superiority fighter, and the F/A-18 Hornet multirole fighter.The corporation's headquarters were at St. Louis Lambert International Airport, near St. Louis, Missouri.History
McDonnell Aircraft Corporation and Douglas Aircraft CompanyThe company was formed from the firms of James Smith McDonnell and Donald Wills Douglas in 1967. Both men were of Scottish ancestry, were graduates of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and had worked for the aircraft manufacturer Glenn L. Martin Company.Douglas had been chief engineer at Martin before leaving to establish Davis-Douglas Company in early 1920 in
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