Friday, April 12, 2013

Circa 1926

My grandfather worked at Lockheed’s Burbank plant
by Bill H.

My grandfather, Ted, moved his family from Ohio to Glendale in about 1926. He got a job as an aircraft carpenter at the Burbank plant building airplanes when they were made out of wood. When aircraft started to be made from metal, he continued to work as a carpenter, building out executive offices on mahogany row. He eventually retired from Lockheed sometime in the 1950s. After I retired from the Navy in 1984, having flown the Lockheed P-3, I worked for Lockheed Sunnyvale in support of satellite operations until I retired in 1996.