George B. Arnold Collection

George B. Arnold Collection

George B. Arnold Collection

George B. Arnold (1893 – 1956) served as vice president and general manager of Central Aircraft Manufacturing Company (CAMCO) in China, then as an associate with Curtiss-Wright in Buffalo and in China. He passed away in Altamonte Springs, Florida, on November 17, 1956. Photographs depict the factory in China and have dates that range from 1934-1939. 

Starting in 1933, CAMCO began assembling fighter-bombers at a factory in Hangzhou, constructing aircraft that would serve as the backbone of the Chinese Air Force during the first year of the Sino-Japanese War. In 1937, George Arnold was in Shien Chaio, China, to build the aircraft factory.  After overseeing operations in Shien Chaio, he returned to the United States were he operated a plant in Miami, manufacturing aircraft parts and other wartime products for the duration of World War II.

His collection contains over 113 photographs, 12 negatives, blueprints and documentation regarding factory work in China.


 For more information on this collection, see our Descriptive Finding Guide.

Link to Collection on Flickr.

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