The job candidate had an impressive resume. He was a recent engineering graduate of nearby Purdue University, a licensed pilot and as a teen in New York, had earned enough merit badges to become an Eagle Scout. And so the Cincinnati Milling Machine Co. welcomed a young Hal Shevers (see photo) to its ranks. What the old-line manufacturer could not know was that its newest employee was far more interested in airplanes than tool and die. Consequently, the company and young Shevers parted ...

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