In September 1934, United was forced to separate its airline and aircraft manufacturing operations. At this time, Boeing became a separate business once again, and Stearman was made a subsidiary of it. Stearman officially ceased to operate as a brand at this point, but it was at this same time that the Stearman plant had created its most successful and enduring product, the Model 75 "Kaydet" that would become the main primary trainer aircraft for the US military during World War II. The trainees who flew them called this biplane the "yellow peril". Although the Stearman company designed a range of other aircraft, the Model 75s have come to be known simply as "Stearmans" or "Boeing Stearmans".
Stearman reflects on 30-year career with NSPA.(National Society of Public Accountants executive VP Stanley H. Stearman)
Jul 24, 1995; Alexandria, Va. - Deep into the country's last recession, Stanley H. Stearman had a tough decision to make. Should his...