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Name: Martin, Sherman A. (1917-)


Historical Note: Sherman A. Martin was born on April 4, 1917, outside of Wolf Point, Montana. After graduating from high school, he attended the Lincoln Airplane and Flying School in Lincoln, Nebraska, where he learned the basics of building, maintaining, and flying aircraft. Martin went to California to find work and was hired by Lockheed in Burbank, California, on July 6, 1937, to train as a riveter. He was married on August 12, 1939, to his wife, Mary. During World War II, Martin taught night courses in engineering science at UCLA as part of the Management War Training program. With the purchase of the former Bell Aircraft Corporation facilities by Lockheed, Martin transferred with his family to Marietta, Georgia, in 1951. At that time, he was the manager of the planning department. Martin retired from Lockheed in 1986. He died on January 7, 2014.
Note Author: Anne M. Graham



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