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Robert E. Johnson Collection (1939-1958)

Creator:
Johnson, Robert E., 1903-  Search this
Names:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation  Search this
Johnson, Robert E., 1903-  Search this
Extent:
4.95 Cubic feet ((1 flatbox) (4 records center boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Date:
1939-1958
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains Johnson's profession papers during his tenure as Chief Field Engineer at Wright Aeronautical. It consists of correspondence relating to flight and engine testing, engine production, and civil aviation.
Biographical / Historical:
Robert E. Johnson (1903- ) was an aeropropulsion expert with Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Co. and Curtiss-Wright Corporation. Following his graduation from Worchester Polytechnic Institute (BS(CS), 1927) Johnson worked as a draftsman for Curtiss in Garden City, NJ. He rose to become Chief of the Aerodynamic Section, first at Garden City (1929-31) then at Curtiss' Buffalo, NY plant (1931-32). Moving to the Wright Aeronautical Division of Curtiss-Wright, Johnson worked as a Field Engineer (1934-37) with Curtiss-Wright's airline customers, then as Chief Field Engineer (1937-58).
Provenance:
No donor information, gift, unknown, XXXX-0054
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes -- Flight testing  Search this
Motor industry  Search this
Airplanes -- Motors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0054
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0054

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