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Reuben Hollis Fleet

  • Organized the first air mail service in May, 1918 from Washington DC to New York City.
  • Formed Consolidated Aircraft Corporation in 1923, producing primarily trainers and observation planes.
  • Built the XPY-1 for the Navy and the Commodore for passenger service to South America.
  • Created the famous PBY Catalina series in 1935, the most successful flying boat, and the PB2Y Coronado series flying boats.

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