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Chief Test Pilot
The Boeing Company

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Chronology of Aviation History for 1943

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February 18, 1943 (Seattle, Washington) - The second completed Boeing B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber catches fire in the air and crashes into a building just north of Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington, killing all ten aboard the plane - including famed Boeing test pilot Edmund "Eddie" Allen - and 19 or 20 people on the ground. [1,3]

B29 - Boeing B-29 "Superfortress"

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Flown by Boeing's chief test pilot, Edmund T. Allen on a two-hour powerplant performance test, one of the planes engines caught fire. Due to the significant use of magnesium, the engine fire eventually burned through the wing spar, causing the wing to break apart. The crash killed many élite Boeing personnel involved in the design; the pilot, Allen, was chief of the Research Division.

B-29 Superfortress  WWII Military Aircraft Models, Plastic Model Kits.

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Named after Boeing test pilot Edmund T. "Eddie" Allen.

Named after Boeing test pilot Edmund T. "Eddie" Allen.

Enduring Eddie by John Young: Discount Fine Art

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Named after the famous Boeing test pilot Edmund T. "Eddie" Allen, the aircraft was paid for by donations from the employees of Boeing Wichita and given to the USAAF as a gift.Allen gave his life in the crash of the B-29 prototype, trying to nurse the burning aircraft back to base in order to analyze the source of the problem.

Watch as Eddy Allen, test ...

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Watch as Eddy Allen, test pilot for Boeing, checks on the right R2600 engine.

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