Dayton Wright Airplane Company

From Ohio History Central

The Dayton Wright Airplane Company was established in April 1917 by Dayton businessmen Edward A. Deeds, Charles F. Kettering, H. E. Talbott, and H. E. Talbott, Jr., with Orville Wright was serving as director and consulting engineer. The company was created to produce planes and aircraft engines for the United States war effort during World War I. The company's main plant was located in the Dayton suburb of Moraine, with smaller plants in both Miamisburg and off West Third Street in Dayton. In 1923, General Motors Corporation purchased the company, and it was later sold to Consolidated Aircraft.

See Also


  1. Ann, Deines. Wilbur and Orville Wright: A Handbook of Facts. Washington, PA: Eastern National, 2001.