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Bill Boeing Jr. dead at 92

Old 9th Jan 2015, 00:53
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Bill Boeing Jr. dead at 92

Apologies if this has already been posted somewhere - I did a quick check and didn't see anything...
This is on the current "Boeing News Now", but it's behind the Boeing firewall so a link wouldn't work

Bill Boeing Jr., son of Boeing founder William Boeing, died early Thursday. He was 92.
“We are deeply saddened by the passing of Bill Boeing Jr. His impact on the social and economic development of the Puget Sound region has greatly benefited generations in the community," Boeing Chairman and CEO Jim McNerney said.
“As a successful businessman and a model for citizenship, Bill positively shaped the region around Seattle, not least through his family support for the Seattle Children’s Hospital, and all the while sharing his passion for education and history wherever he could," McNerney said.
"We are especially grateful for his efforts to preserve our largest home community’s history of aerospace innovation by helping secure and renew the legendary Red Barn, our first factory, a special place that he visited as a boy," McNerney said. "Then, as a leading light in the creation and expansion of Seattle's Museum of Flight, he helped showcase our heritage and inspire generations to join in and further advance the science and business of aerospace."
"Bill continued his family’s great heritage with grace, energy and goodwill," McNerney said. "As we cherish his memory, we will also continue to see his works through the institutions he left us and the people who were helped and inspired by his leadership.”
During a visit to the Everett, Wash., factory in 2013, Boeing was asked his opinion on the company as it approaches its second century. A proponent of innovation, he encouraged the continued use of new composite materials and more innovative engineering practices.
"Just keep moving forward," he said. "Don’t stand still.”
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Old 9th Jan 2015, 09:39
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RIP. It's strange that you know the name Boeing so well and fly on the aircraft either as a passenger and a crew member but very, very few people actually know that there is a man called Boeing today.
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Old 30th Jan 2015, 18:26
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RIP Mr B.Boeing
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Old 31st Jan 2015, 06:23
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Am I right in thinking his father was actually called Willem Boing? (not Boeing). Great aircraft by the way but then slightly biased.
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Old 31st Jan 2015, 10:06
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His name was Wilhelm Böing as he was a German. Rendering that in English uses a digraph "oe" to replace the umlaut...
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