1917, Loening's first product was the M-8 fighter. Its high
performance led to a U.S. Army order for 5,000 that was cancelled at
Loening continued designing fighters after the
war; however, the OL two-seat observation amphibian was Loening's most
famous aircraft. Leroy Grumman
continued developing this aircraft into the J2F Duck after he left
Loening in 1930.
1917: Loening Aeronautical
Engineering is established by Grover Loening.
1928: Loening merges with Keystone to form Keystone-Loening.
1938: Loening ends operations.