AVIATION: Mustang's Colt

Like many another planemaker, James Howard Kindelberger was left with nothing to do after V-J day. He had committed his North American Aviation, Inc. to military production (Mustangs, Mitchells, trainers), and had no plans for commercial models.

But on Labor Day "Dutch" Kindelberger got an idea. He was sitting on his front porch leafing through aviation magazines. The light planes he saw did not impress him, and he decided then & there to build one himself. He sketched his idea on the back of an envelope and turned it over to his...

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