Dr Duncan Moran has travelled back in time from the 21st century to 1937. More specifically he travelled to Albuquerque, NM for this is where he was from back in the 21st century. Upon his arrival he first arranged for his records and identification, legitimate as far as anyone could tell. Then he arranged to purchase land, built a ranch, a small airport, a modest precision fabrication plant, and a small lab to the north of the city.
For the past few years Duncan has been living in the past. He has thrown himself into his research. He hired men to run his airport and fabrication plants. The research labs are more for his personal use. He has an interest in aeronautical research, engine designs, and some fields that have no names yet. He works as a part time Math and Physics instructor at the University as well. He is known to fly some of his own designs. data.whicdn.com/images/95928836/origi…
Duncan stands 6’7” tall, athletic build, steel blue eyes, nearly black hair. He walks with a limp in his left leg, and a glove on his left hand (covering a scar where his hand was sliced in half lengthwise). The other injuries aren’t as apparent. He is clearly very, very educated. He appears to be in his mid 20’s. His interests appear to be Science and Engineering, and music. He has never been seen drinking alcohol or smoking.
Enter the Lady.
This is your part. This is a very open position. But your main character should be one that will turn the head of this man. (He’s almost 28 now.) Boring won’t do it. Shy probably won’t do it either. You could be another teacher, a waitress at a diner, a lady with just enough means to want to work for flying lessons, a lady mechanic (who grew up with half a dozen brothers and wants to work on planes), a lady pilot looking for work, etc.
Yes, you will need a well written CS with a good ID type pic.
As you know, the Great Depression spanned the period of 1929-1941. In the US it was a bit shorter. It ran from 1929-1933. There was a recovery from 1933 to 1937. Then came the Recession of 1937-38. But in 1939 things began to turn around as the second world war loomed.
Duncan seemed unaffected by the Recession. While everyone else was struggling, he was building. And he did his best to put people to work. Granted it isn’t thousands or even hundreds. But at least he tries.
About an hour and a half drive north of Albuquerque is Los Alamos, birthplace of the Atomic Bomb. (Project starts in 1942.) Site Y will be opened up and the local peoples displaced by eminent domain and the Second War Powers Act. Duncan likes to go fishing in the Jemez Mts, just 10 miles SW of Los Alamos. He also likes to check out the construction of the new Kirtland Airfield and related sites.
This is to be a romance story. But that is not to be the whole story. When Pearl Harbor comes to pass most young men will be lining up to enlist in early 1942. Not Duncan. Will you be the sort to try to push him to enlist? Or make sure he doesn’t? Will you be the grease monkey who wants to be an airplane mechanic? Or worse, a pilot? Or are you already highly educated thanks to ‘Daddy’s’ money - ill gotten or otherwise - and wanting to make your own way in the world?
The RP begins on July 15, 1939.