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March 8, 1999 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
J. Leland "Lee" Atwood, the former head of North American Rockwell Corp. who spearheaded the development of innovative aircraft from the World War II P-51 Mustang fighter to the space shuttle, has died. He was 94. Atwood, former president and chief executive of North American Aviation Inc., which later merged with Rockwell and is now a part of Boeing Co., died Friday at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica, the company said Sunday.
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