4.95 Cubic feet ((1 flatbox) (4 records center boxes))
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).
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