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November 6, 1942. From left to right: Richard Von Harke (VP of Manufacturing), Lt. Gen. William Knudsen, Lt. Col. Bernard Morley, Robert Gross (President of Lockheed). Lt. Gen. William Knudsen was inspecting Lockheed and Vega on one of his periodic inspections of the nation’s war industries. Morley was the AAF Resident Representative. (Later, as the AAF rep at Boeing in Seattle, Morley personally accepted many of the B-17 Super Fortresses built for the AAF by Boeing).
Lt. Col. Bernard D. Morley, AAF, died in the crash of a Douglass RA-24B (photo), serial number 42-54848, 5 miles southwest of Muroc AAF, CA (now Edwards Air Force Base), on May 21, 1944.
A-24, F-24 Dauntless – USAAF dive-bomber version of USN SBD, minus folding wings and carrier gear. The “A” designation was dropped ion 1950 and remaining A-24s were redesignated as F-24A/-24B fighter-bombers. … RA- indicated a Restricted category — not suitable for combat. (from Aerofiles)