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Beechcraft was founded in Wichita, Kansas in 1932 by Walter H. Beech and his wife Olive Ann Mellor Beech. With designer Ted Wells, they developed their first aircraft, the classic Beech Staggerwing model 17, which flew for the first time in November 1932. Over 750 Staggerwings were built, with 270 manufactured for the U.S. Army during World War II.