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The McDonnell Aircraft Corporation was an American aerospace manufacturer, based near St. Louis, Missouri. It was founded in 1938 by James Smith McDonnell, and merged, with the Douglas Aircraft Company, into McDonnell Douglas in 1967.


The advent of World War II was a major boost to the new company, from fifteen employees in 1938 the firm ended the war with over 5,000, a significant producer of aircraft parts.


Notably, McDonnell produced the XF-85 Goblin aircraft and Mercury and Gemini spacecraft.


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McDonnell Douglas Corporation (MDC) was one of the most dominant aerospace companies in the world.
The merger was essentially a takeover by McDonnell of the financially troubled Douglas, with James McDonnell as chairman.
McDonnell Douglas agreed to the merger, and the aerospace industry was reduced to three major participants: Boeing, Lockheed, and Europe's Airbus.
Patrick McDonnell | The Humane Society of the United States (300 words)
McDonnell has also helped The HSUS celebrate National Farm Animals Awareness week, the Safe Cats campaign, Spay Day USA, and a number of important animal issues through his cartoons.
A resident of New Jersey, McDonnell also volunteered his talent and services to design a new animal-friendly license plate for the state.
He has been the recipient of two Genesis Awards and two commendations, which are bestowed annually by The HSUS Hollywood Office, and is on the Advisory Board of Hollywood Office as well.
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