Looking for information on early checklists

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  1. Reegor

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    I'm trying to track down early checklists. Supposedly they were invented by the AAC after crash of the Boeing 299 prototype in 1935. I've been able to find crude checklists in a B-17C manual dated October 1940, downloaded from the B-17 thread on this forum. (Thanks!:D) An undated manual for P39-Q had "instructions" but no real checklists.

    So any manuals/checklists from 1942 or earlier would be useful. It also seems like the Navy was way behind on this; even in 1944 manuals don't have real checklists. British have some, but very crude. Germans = nothing until 1950s? Russians, Japanese I have not found anything.

    Here's my goal: Checklists were a very important invention, and considering that USAAF trained > 200,000 pilots they probably saved a lot of lives. Doctors are still fighting about whether to use them in 2011. :!:
    Thanks for any early manuals, with or without checklists, or any later manuals (1942 or later) that don't have checklists. Photos of cockpits with checklists on placards would also be great.
     
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    Very interesting subject, good luck!
     
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    #3 Snautzer01, Jun 30, 2011
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    B17 F and G

    B-17 Cockpit Checklist


    as you can see these were quite official so you are looking for pif type of official files
     
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