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Aircraft was formed in 1926 by Lloyd C Stearman in Venice,
California but moved to Wichita, Kansas in 1927.
In 1929, Stearman became part of United Aircraft
along with Boeing, Pratt &
Chance Vought and Hamilton Standard. When United
Aircraft was broken up in 1934, Stearman remained a division of
In 1939, Stearman was renamed the Wichita
Division of Boeing although its most famous product, the Kaydet,
continued to be known as the Stearman Kaydet.