National Air and Space Museum Archives

Robert E. Johnson Collection (1939-1958)

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0054
Creators:
Johnson, Robert E., 1903-
Dates:
1939-1958
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
4.95 Cubic feet
(1 flatbox) (4 records center boxes)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
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
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).

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
No donor information, gift, unknown, XXXX-0054

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access
Conditions Governing Use
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

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics, Commercial Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Airplanes -- Flight testing Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Motor industry Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Airplanes -- Motors Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Correspondence Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Johnson, Robert E., 1903- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Curtiss-Wright Corporation Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Chantilly, VA 20151
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