Edmund Eddie Allen

Test Pilot at The Boeing Company

Location:
100 North Riverside, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Company:
The Boeing Company
HQ Phone:
(312) 544-2000
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Last Updated 3/2/2009

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Vladimir Arts- Enduring Eddie by John Young

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.

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B29 - Boeing B-29 "Superfortress"

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 ?lite Boeing personnel involved in the design; the pilot, Allen, was chief of the Research Division.

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Vladimir Arts- Enduring Eddie by John Young

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.

Read More

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