William M. Allen
Boeing Company
1945–1969
Boeing Company
1945–1969
In 1945, when Allen was appointed CEO, Boeing faced cancellation of $1.5 billion in wartime contracts. Under Allen’s leadership, Boeing kept course and later prospered. In 1952, Boeing’s B-52 was chosen by the Air Force as its intercontinental bomber, and in 1959, the Boeing 707 Jetliner inaugurated the jet age in commercial aviation.

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