Glenn L. Martin Company (Ft. Crook, Neb.) [RG3817.AM]

HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID

RG3817.AM: Glenn L. Martin Company (Ft. Crook, Neb.)

Records: 1941-1945
Fort Crook, Sarpy County, Neb.: Manufacturer of bomber aircraft for World War II
Size: 1.2 cu.ft.; 2 boxes

BACKGROUND NOTE

The Glenn L. Martin Company in Nebraska was established on February 14, 1941, upon the signing of a contract with the United States government for the construction and operation of an aircraft assembly plant at Fort Crook (now Offutt Air Force Base). The Nebraska plant was necessary because of a greater need by the United States Army Air Corps for the Martin B-26 Medium Bomber than could be met by the Baltimore facility of the Glenn L. Martin Company. The plant became operational on January 1, 1942. Production of aircraft began in June of 1942 following intensive training programs. Production of the B-26 Marauders tapered off in 1944. The Omaha plant made 1,585 B-26s. The operations then turned to the manufacture of B-29 Superfortresses. Five hundred and thirty-one B-29s were manufactured by the Glenn L. Martin Nebraska Plant, which represents about 13 and 1/2 percent of all B-29s produced in the country. The most significant of these B-29s produced at Fort Crook was the “Enola Gay,” which dropped the world’s first atomic bomb on Hiroshima.

The plant reached peak employment in November of 1943 when 14,527 persons were employed at the Fort Crook facility. Of this number, forty percent were women. The plant won the Army-Navy “E” Award for excellence four times, evidence of its outstanding record of on-time and safe production. The plant closed in September of 1945.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The collection of the records of the Glenn L. Martin-Nebraska Company is arranged as follows:

Series 1 – History and Organization

Series 2 – Company Records, ca. 1941-1945
Subseries 1: Job descriptions, ca. 1941-1945
Subseries 2: Employee Records/Concerns, ca. 1941-1945
Subseries 3: Training, ca. 1941-1945
Subseries 4: Evaluation, ca. 1941-1945
Subseries 5: Employee Ratings/Job Classification Records, ca. 1941-1945
Subseries 6: Employment Statistics, 1944-1945

Series 3 – Information on Don Filbert, 1945

Series 4 – Miscellaneous Materials

The materials in this collection relate to the operations of the Glenn L. Martin-Nebraska Company during World War II. The records contained in this collection are personnel records, including detailed job descriptions, procedures for hiring employees, employee personnel records information, employee insurance and pension plans, injury and accident report information, training manuals, employee evaluation information, wage reports, and employment statistics. Series 3 contains information on Don Filbert, a worker at the plant.

INVENTORY

Series 1 – History and Organization

Box 1
Folder

  1. History of the Glenn L. Martin Company
  2. Summary of Operations of Glenn L. Martin Company
  3. Organizational Manual

Series 2 – Company Records, ca. 1941-1945
Subseries 1: Job Descriptions, ca. 1941-1945

Box 1
Folder

  1. Job Descriptions, A-B, ca. 1941-1945
  2. Job Descriptions, C-E, ca. 1941-1945
  3. Job Descriptions, F-G, ca. 1941-1945
  4. Job Descriptions, H-J, ca. 1941-1945
  5. Job Descriptions, K-M, ca. 1941-1945
  6. Job Descriptions, N-P, ca. 1941-1945
  7. Job Descriptions, Q-S, ca. 1941-1945
  8. Job Descriptions, S, ca. 1941-1945
  9. Job Descriptions, T-Y, ca. 1941-1945
  10. Job Descriptions, Department #6, ca. 1941-1945
  11. Job Descriptions, Department #52, ca. 1941-1945
  12. Job Descriptions, Department #52 and Department #54, ca. 1941-1945
  13. Job Descriptions, Department #53, ca. 1941-1945
  14. Job Descriptions, Department #53, #8, #10, ca. 1941-1945

Subseries 2: Employee Records/Concerns, ca. 1941-1945

Box 1
Folder

  1. Hiring Procedure, ca. 1941-1945
  2. Tests for Hiring, ca. 1941-1945
  3. Personnel Records Information, ca. 1941-1945
  4. Employee Insurance Plan, 1944
  5. Employee Pension Plan, ca. 1941-1945
  6. Injury-Accident Report Information, 1945
  7. Women Employee Information, ca. 1941-1945
  8. Employee Savings Bond Plan, 1942

Subseries 3: Training, ca. 1941-1945

Box 1
Folder

  1. Works Simplification Training Manual, ca. 1941-1945
  2. Supervisory Training Program Manual, ca. 1941-1945
  3. Introduction and Tour Preparation Talk, ca. 1945

Subseries 4: Evaluation, ca. 1941-1945

Box 1
Folder

  1. Evaluation Manual, ca. 1941-1945

Subseries 5: Employee Ratings/Job Classification Records, 1941-1945

Box 1
Folder

  1. Employee Rating Manuals, ca. 1941-1945
  2. Job Classification Code System Book, ca. 1945
  3. Assembly Plant and Modification Center Job Classifications Reports, 1945
  4. Key Job Classifications Reports, 1944-1945
  5. Job Classification Comparisons with Other Defense Industries Reports, 1945

Subseries 6: Employment Statistics, 1944-1945

Box 1
Folder

  1. Labor turnover charts, 1944-1945
  2. Distribution of Female Employees, 1945
  3. Wage Records, 1945
  4. Wage Survey Charts, 1945
  5. Union Negotiation Exhibits, 1945, Apr. 30
  6. Employment Summary, January-February, 1945

Box 2
Folder

  1. Employment Summary, March-April, 1945
  2. Employment Summary, May-June, 1945
  3. Employment Summary, July-August, 1945
  4. Monthly Rate Breakdown, August 15, 1945 (see oversize)

Series 3 – Information on Don Filbert, 1945

Box 2
Folder

  1. Information on Don Filbert, 1945

Series 4 – Miscellaneous Materials

Folder

  1. Blueprint for “Installation Power Plant Control,” 1940s (see oversize)

Subject headings:

Aeronautics, military — Nebraska
Air bases — Nebraska
Filbert, Don
Glenn L. Martin Company (Ft. Crook, Neb.)
Laborers
Military facilities — Nebraska
Women in aeronautics — Nebraska
World War, 1939-1945

Revised TMM   08-30-2007

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