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05/12/1955 Hollywood aviator dies

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We Saw It Happen: Glenn Martin (#1)

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Glenn L. Martin

Early American aviator Glenn L. Martin successfully built and flew his first airplane in 1911. He founded his own aircraft company in 1912. It existed for the rest of the century. In 1996 it merged with Lockheed, creating Lockheed-Martin. Martin’s first factory was near Los Angeles. He played a pilot in the movie A Girl of Yesterday.