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THE ROTARY WING INDUSTRY
BY
EUGENE K. LIBERATORS
VOLUME 14
ONE OF A SERIES OF 18 VOLUMES EDITED BY
EUGENE K. LJBERATORE
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L G9 CONTENTS
Page
I. Introduction l
II. Chronology of Rotary Wing Flight 2-l0
IE. Helicopter Manufacturers and Designers ll - 24
A. Britain
B. France
C. Germany
D. Other Foreign
E. U.S.A.
IV. Institutions for Rotary Wing Research 25
V. Operators 26 - 30
VI. Powerplant Manufacturers 3l
VII. Rotor Blade Manufacturers 32 - 33
Vin. Other Components 34 - 36
IX. Societies 37
X. Personalities, Past and Present 38 - 70
XI. Helicopter Production 7l
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INTRODUCTION
A. Scope
This Volume primarily contains a list of names and addresses of
individuals and organizations that are associated with the rotary wing
industry. An attemot was made to indicate the active or inactive
status of the names listed; also, a date is listed indicating the year
the firm or individual was last known to be active.
B. Preparation
This Volume was oreoared and edited by E. K. Liberatore, Prewitt
Aircraft Conraany.
The project of which this Volume is a part was initiated by the
Air Technical Intelligence Center. It was continued to completion by
the Wright Air Development Center, under supervision of Messrs. B.
Lindenbaum and W. Oleksak.
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II. CHRONOLOGY OF ROTARY WING FLIGHT
l50 B.C.
Principle of jet driven rotor
demonstrated. Hero of Alexandria
with his Aeolipile.
l490
Leonardo Da Vinci outlined the
scheme for a helicopter.
l754
The Russian scientist, Lomonosov,
presented to the Russian Academy of
Sciences details for a small helicop-
ter capable of lifting thermometers
and other small instruments into the
air.
l768
Paucton in his "Theory of the
Archimedes Screw" described a
helicopter with two screws, called
machine "Pterophore" France.
l784
The Launoy-Bienvenue helicopter
was demonstrated before the French
Academy of Sciences. The blade was
made of feathers. This is the earl-
iest record of a helicopter model
capable of flying.
l8l8
Count Lambertgye described a
rotorcraft to be used for dropping
messages from balloons.
l825
Vittorio Sarti of Bologna, Italy,
invented a coaxial rotor helicopter.
l843
George Cavley, the Father of
British Aeronautics, proposed a
lateral rotor helicopter driven by
steam.
l846 ca.
Marc Seguin of France experimen-
ted with a large lifting screw; later,
he tested a flapping wing device.
l847
Dr. Van Hecke built a helicopter
at Brussels, Belgium. The machine
had 4 rotors.
l848
The earliest known record of
rotary wing aircraft in the U.S.A.,
being given thought. An anonymous
writer for the "Scientific American"
described a multi-rotor helicopter '
with pusher propellers.
l850
Phillips built a working model of
a lateral rotor helicopter with steam
jet driven rotors.
l857
First British patent for a helicop-
ter issued to Henry Bright for a
coaxial rotor helicopter.
l86l
Mortimer Nelson, an American,
proposed a helicopter weighing 500
pounds and powered by a 40 HP steam
engine. Nelson obtained the first
U.S. patent for a helicopter.
l86l
A helicopter designed by Prof.
Mitchell was under development for
the U.S. Army, intended for use in
the Civil War.
l86l-63
Ponton D'Amecourt was engaged
in helicopter research. He built a
4 pound steam driven coaxial model.
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II. CHRONOLOGY OF ROTARY WING FLIGHT
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l862
William C. Powers of Mobile,
Alabama constructed a model of a
proposed helicopter to carry explo-
sives.
l863
Nadar (Felix Tournachon) pro-
posed a coaxial rotor helicopter
in France. He conducted a series
of balloon flights to raise money
for the project. The enterprise
was a failure.
l863
Gabriel De La Landelle pro-
posed a huge tandem rotor helicop-
ter. The following year, he formed
the "Societe De Aviation"
l874
The Achenbach steam driven
helicopter was proposed. This craft
included a screw operating in a ver-
tical plane.
l874
Coaxial rotor helicopter built at
the New York Novelty Works. It
was powered by a 2 HP vertical
steam boiler. The project was a-
bandoned.
l878
The steam driven Italian Forla-
nini helicopter flew to a height of 30
feet and remained in the air 20 sec-
onds. This was a reduced model.
l879
The French Castel helicopter,
driven by compressed air, was
damaged in tests. This was a
reduced model.
l904
Charles Renard performed model
demonstrations before the French Aca-
demy of Sciences, using rotors with
blades attached to the hub by cardan
joints.
l904
Whitehead multiple rotor helicopter
built at Bridgeport, Connecticut. No
flights were ever made.
l904
G. F. Myers of Columbus, Ohio,
built a 3 rotor helicopter.
l907
Tests at Douai, France, of the 4
rotor Breguet helicopter.
l907, November l3
At Lisieux, France, the Cornu
helicopter lifted its constructor for the
first time.
l907, April
Otto Luyties, an American, tested
his coaxial rotor system. The rotors
produced a thrust of 700 pounds.
l909
Sikorsky coaxial rotor helicopter
built in Russia.
l909
English tandem rotor helicopter built
in San Francisco. It was damaged July,
l909.
l9l2
Russian Yuryev tail rotor helicopter
built, but not flown.
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H. CHRONOLOGY OF ROTARY WING FLIGHT
l9l5
Papin-Rouilly jet rotor helicopter
tested at Lake Cercey, France. Failed
to lift off water.
l920
First Cierva autogiro built, but
not successful.
l920
First Pescara coaxial rotor heli-
copter built at Barcelona.
l92l, January l5
Oehmichen No. l helicopter flown
for first time with Etienne Oehmichen
as pilot.
l922, December l8
First flight of DeBothezat 4 rotor
helicopter made at McCook Field,
Dayton, Ohio.
l923, January l7
First practical flight made in
an autogiro by Cierva at Getafe,
Spain.
First official flight made at
Madrid, January 3l, l923. Re-
mained aloft 4 minutes at about
75 feet. Pilot was Lt. Gomez
Spencer of Spanish Flying Corps.
l923, June
The Oehmichen No. 2 four
rotor helicopter hovered for 5
minutes. Pilot was E. Oehmichen.
l923
Perry coaxial rotor helicopter
built in Chicago.
l924, May 4
The first l kilometer closed
course flown in a helicopter at
Arbouans , France. Oehmichen
No. 2 piloted by E. Oehmichen.
The best performance achieved by
this machine is as follows:
Time in the Air - l4 Min.
Height - 52 Ft.
Straight Line Distance - 2000 Yds.
Max. Speed - l5 MPH (approx.)
Max. Useful Load, not Including
Pilot - 440 Lbs.
l924
The British Air Ministry announc-
ed a helicopter competition offering
$200,000 in prizes.
Requirements:
a. Carry pilot, l hours fuel and
l50 pounds of military load.
b. Vertical flight to 2000 feet.
c. Fly over a prescribed closed
circuit about 20 miles long, at
no less than 60 MPH.
l925, October 20
First demonstration of Cierva
autogiro at Farnborough, England,
before officials of the British Air
Ministry.
l925
The Italian Air Ministry announced
a helicopter competition offering
$33,650 in prizes.
Requirements:
a. Full power ground test of l hour
b. Minimum altitude of 65 feet and
controlled descent
c. Horizontal flight of 220 yards
d. Endurance of l5 minutes.
l926, July 2
Cierva autogiro demonstrated at
Villacoublay, France, for first time.
l926, September 5
The first autogiro flight in Germany
made at Tempelhop Field, Berlin.
Pilot was Frank Courtney.
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l928, September l8
English Channel crossed by Cierva
in autogiro from Croydon to Le Bourget.
l928, December l8
The first autogiro flight in America
was made by Capt. Arthur Raws on of
the Spanish Army at Willow Grove, Pa.
l928, December l9
The first American pilot to make
an autogiro flight was H. F. Pitcairn
at Willow Grove, Pa. This craft,
Model C-8, was built in England and
fitted with a Wright engine for the
American demonstration.
l929, January
First autogiro flight in Italy was
made by Cierva in the C-8-3. Deliv-
ered at Rome to the Italian govern-
ment.
l929
Final trials conducted on Dutch
Von Baumhauer tail rotor helicop-
ter. The craft made many hover-
ing flights at gross weights between
2000 and 2860 pounds, but never
rose more than a few feet off the
ground.
l929
American patent rights for auto-
giro obtained by Harold Pitcairn.
Autogiro Company of America,
patent holding company formed.
l930, October 8-l3
F.A.I. international records
established on D'Ascanio helicopter
in Italy. Pilot was Marinello Nelli.
Duration(Closea Circuit)r8 Min./45 Sec.
Airline Distance -3438.7 Ft.
Altitude -59.055 Ft.
l930
First Soviet helicopter, the
ZAGIl-EA, tested.
l93l, April 22
Collier Trophy for l930 awarded to
H. F. Pitcairn and his associates for
their work on the autogiro. The a-
ward was made by President Hoover.
At this time, James Ray landed an
autogiro on the White House lawn.
l93l, May l4-28
First U.S. Transcontinental auto-
giro flight. Pilot John M. Miller
flew from Willow Grove, Pennsyl-
vania, to North Island NAS, San Diego,
California. Flight included several
stops.
l93l, August
Navy autogiro made three success-
ful takeoffs and landings from deck of
airplane carrier, Langley.
l93l, November 6
Herrick HV-l convertaplane flown
at Niles, Michigan.
l93l, November l5
First parachute jump from an auto-
giro in U.S. by Frank E. Hammond
from a Pitcairn autogiro at Caldwell,
New Jersey.
l93l
U.S. Marine Corps conducted
service tests with Pitcairn autogiro.
l933, October 25
The Belgian helicopter, Florine - 2,
set an unofficial record by remaining
in the air 9 minutes, 58 seconds. The
pilot was Robert Colin.
l934, July
Military characteristics for an
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autogiro approved by U.S. Air Corps.
l934, December 9
Kellett KD-l autogiro first flown.
Pilot, Lou Leavitt.
1934
J. De La Cierva flew a direct
control autogiro onto the deck of a
Spanish seaplane carrier at anchor,
and took off again.
l935, January
Reginald Brie delivered Cierva
C-30 autogiro to Italy, landing it
on the cruiser Fiume at anchor in
the Gulf of La Spezia. This was
also done with the cruiser moving
at 24 knots.
1935, Mrv 25
First autogiro airmail delivery.
| Lou Leavitt,in a Kellett KD-l, and
j Jim Ray,in a Pitcairn PA-22,de-
I livered a load of airmail by land-
ing on the Philadelphia Post Office
roof. These were demonstration
flights.
1935, December l4
Breguet-Dorand laboratory
gyroplane flown at Villacoublay,
France. Piloted by Claisse, the
craft flew a closed circuit of
approximately l500 feet at an
altitude of about 3l feet. A
week later the craft was flown
up to 62 MPH.
l935
Breguet helicopter established
F.A.I. records:
Endurance - l Hr., 5 Min., 58 Sec.
Distance in Closed Circuit-27. 5 Mi.
Speed over 20 KM course - 62 MPH
Height - 5l5 Ft.
1936, May
First two Army autogiro pilots
completed instructions at NACA,
Langley Field, Virginia. They were
Lt. H. F. Gregory and Lt. E. S.
Nichols.
l936, June 26
First free flight in FW-6l. It
was piloted by Ewald Rohlfs.
l937, May l0
First successful autorotative
flight with a helicopter. Focke
FW-6l - piloted by E. Rohlfs.
From l3l0 feet.
l937, June
Focke FW-6l established following
F.A.I. records:
Speed - 76 MPH
Height - 8000 Ft.
Endurance - l Hr. 22 Min.
Distance in a Closed Circuit - 50 Mi.
l937, July 30
Herrick convertaplane flown as
a biplane and converted to rotating
wing while in flight. Flown at Blvd.
Airport, Philadelphia, with George
Townsend as pilot.
l938, April
Air Corps Autogiro School organ-
ized and started operations. Nine
pilots and nine mechanics trained.
l938, June 7
The British Weir W-5 helicopter
was test flown at Dalrymple, Scot-
land with R. A. Pullin as pilot. This
was the first practical British heli-
copter. Over l00 flights were made.
The maximum speed as flown was 72
MPH.
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l939, July 6
Eastern Air Lines obtained a con-
tract from the U.S. Post Office Dept.
for conducting autogiro mail service
between the Philadelphia Post Office
roof and the Camden Airport. The
Kellett KD-lB autogiro was used.
The mail service was operated from
July 6, l939, to July 5, l940.
l939, September l4
The first official flight of the
Sikorsky VS-300 made.
l94l, May 6
The Sikorsky VS-300 A established
a world's endurance record of l hour,
32 minutes and 26.l seconds.
l942, May l3
First cross country flight in
a helicopter begun. The Sikorsky
XR-4 was flown from Stratford,
Connecticut, to Wright Field,
vton, Ohio, piloted by C. L.
Morris. The trip took 5 days and
covered 76l airline miles. The
elapsed time was l6 hours and l0
minutes.
l942
The U.S. Air Force Technical
School at Chanute Field, Illinois,
established a course for the training
of helicopter mechanics.
l943, April ll
The Piasecki PV-2 first flown.
l943, November l9
First military helicopter base in
U.S. established by U.S. Coast
Guard at Floyd Bennett Field,
Brooklyn. Three HNS-l's assigned
with Lt. Commander Frank Erick-
son in charge.
l943, December
First helicopters delivered to the
Pacific area, World War-2. Flown
from Miami, Florida in a C-46 for
rescue duty in the China-Burma
area. Twelve Sikorsky R-4*s
assigned.
l943
By this date, 20 German Flettner
FL-282's were built, having made
400 flights and accumulated l000
flying hours.
l944, January 2
First Atlantic convoy patrol by
helicopter sailed from New York for
England. Three Sikorsky R-4's were
used.
l944, May l0
The Bell-30 helicopter demonstrat-
ed publicly inside the 65th Regiment
Armory at Buffalo, New York, with
Floyd W. Carlson as pilot.
l944, June
U.S. Air Force established first
Helicopter Training Command at
Freeman Field, Seymour, Indiana.
l943, July 2
First production Sikorsky R-4
delivered to U.S. Air Force. A
total of l30 R-4's were delivered.
l944, August 7
Kellett XH-8 successfully flown
at North Wales, Pennsylvania.
l944, August
First public flight of Hiller XH-44
coaxial rotor helicopter.
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8
l944, December 22
The U.S. Coast Guard had 68
qualified helicopter pilots.
l945, March
The Piasecki XHRP-l success-
fully flown.
l945
Helicopter Association of Great
Britain formed.
l946, March 8
C.A.A. granted first helicopter
A. T. C. to Bell for Model 47 ma-
chine.
l946, June 30
The U.S. Coast Guard was
operating 3l helicopters.
l946, Julv l
The U.S. Navy's first Helicopter
Utility Squadron activated at Lake-
hurst, New Jersey.
l946, December 3l
The U.S. Air Force had l72
helicopters of all types in
operation.
l947, January l5
First Kaman intermeshing
rotor helicopter flown - Model
K-l25A
l947, May 5
Prototype McDonnell Ramjet heli-
copter first flown.
l947, July 24
Bristol l7l-l first flown.
l947, October l
Air mail delivery by the Los
Angeles Airways began. This was
the first CAB, certified helicopter
air mail service.
l947, December 7
First successful flight of the
Fairey FB-l gyrodyne.
l947, December
The first Marine Helicopter Squa-
dron HMX-l formed at Quantico,
Virginia,with Col. . C. Dyer in
command.
l947, December
Cross country flight of 2700 miles
made from Lakehurst, New Jersey,
to San Diego, California. Pilot was
C. C. Marcy, U.S.N.,in a HO3S-l.
Required 5 l/2 flying days; elapsed
time 37 l/2 hours.
l947
First Army Field Forces heli-
copter procured, the Bell YH-l3.
This was followed by the H-l3B.
l948, February 7
First flight of the Sznycer-Gottlieb
SG-6D helicopter.
l948, June l6
First free flight of the SNCA SE-3l0l
at Villacoublay, France.
l948, June 30
The Rotary Wing Development Unit
of the U.S. Coast Guard of Elizabeth
City, North Carolina, was formed.
Its mission was to develop rotary
wing aircraft for use by the Coast
Guard in carrying out its assigned
functions.
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l948, June
Kellett XH-l0 delivered to the
U.S. Air Force
l948, October l4
United Hiller 360 granted a
C.A.A. approved type certificate.
l948, October
The French SNCA SE-3000
lateral rotor helicopter made
its first flight at Villacoublay.
l948, November
First practical flight of the
French Nord l700 helicopter.
l948, December 7
First successful flight of
Cierva W-ll Air Horse, three
rotor helicopter at Southampton
Airport, England.
l948, December
The first Marine Helicopter
Squadron HMX-l had ll heli-
copters: 5 Piasecki HRP-l's;
5 Sikorsky HO3S-l's and one
Bell HTL-2.
l948
Fairey Gyrodyne established
an official world's speed record
of l24.3 MPH.
l949, March l
As of this date, the C.A.A.
listed the following certified
helicopters:
Bell 97
Sikorsky l5
United l
Total ll3
l947, March 7
First free flight of the French
SNCA SO-1l00 jet rotor helicopter.
l949, April
A Sikorsky helicopter completed
a 3750 mile trip unescorted from
Elizabeth City, North Carolina, to
Port Angeles, Washington. The e-
lapsed time was 57.6 hours, spread
over l0 l/2 days.
l949, Mayl
As of this date there were 659
CAA licensed helicopter pilots. New
York State led with l08, California
had 72.
l949, May 6
F.A.I. helicopter record over
l00 KM course established by Harold
E. Thompson in a Sikorsky S-52-l
at Milford, Connecticut. Speed -
l22.5 MPH (l97.545 KPH)
l949, May 2l
F.A.I. helicopter altitude record
established by Capt. H.D. Gaddis in
a Sikorsky S-52-l. Altitude - 6,468
meters (2l,200 Ft.)
l949, June
To this date, the flying time on
helicopters in the U.S. was ll0,000
hours.
l949, December 9-l0
First Convertaplane Congress
held in Philadelphia under the auspices
of the American Helicopter Society
and the Institute of Aeronautical
Sciences.
l949
Piasecki XHJP-l set an unofficial
world's speed record of l3l MPH.
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H. CHRONOLOGY OF ROTARY WING FLIGHT
l949
Bell XH-l2 established an un-
official speed record of l33.9 MPH.
l949
Piasecki XHJP-l performed
the first successful loop accidental-
ly during flight tests.
l949
First London-Paris helicop-
ter flight made in a Westland-
Sikorsky S-5l. It carried two
passengers and pilot from a London
garage to downtown Paris in 2 hours,
20 minutes.
l949
A Navy Sikorsky helicopter
flew 7l2 miles non-stop, between
Seattle and Alameda. The elapsed
time was l0 hours, l7 minutes;
unofficial record.
ADDENDA
l93l, August 5
First gyroplane with control in
rotor flown at Paoli, Pa. Wilford
No. 2 gyroplane, Frank Brown,
U.S.N.R., pilot.
l932, October 1
First wingless gyroplane
flight in America at Wings Field,
Pa. Wilford gyroplane No. 3,
Paul E Hovgard, Pilot
l937, August
First sea gyroplane accepted
by the U.S. N. First water flight
in America with gyroplane.
Penna. Aircraft Syndicate XOZ-l.
Albert Sidlow, Pilot.
l938, October 28-29
First Rotary Wing Aircraft
Congress held at Franklin Institute,
Philadelphia, Pa.
Chairman: E. B. Wilford
Secretary: Ralph McClarren
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m. HELICOPTER MANUFACTURERS AND DESIGNERS 11
A. BRITISH
Bevan Brothers, Rittendon Common, England.
Sponsored Isacco Rotorchute.
Bristol Aeroplane Company, Filton, Bristol, England.
Helicopter Division; Chief Engineer - Raoul Hafner.
Cierva Autogyro Co. Ltd., Airport, Southampton, England.
Managing Director - C. G. Pullin; General Manager - H. A. Marsh; Chief
Engineer - K. Watson; Sales Manager - R. A. Pullin.
Cunliffe-Owen (Cierva Licensee)
Company dissolved in l948.
Fairey Aviation Co. Ltd., Hayes, Middlesex, England.
Helicopter Division; Chief Engineer - J. A. J. Bennett.
Firth Helicopters, Ltd., 32 Clarges Street, Piccadilly W-L,London.
Directors: Lord Bruntsifield, Anson Firth, W. E. Hole, Maj. J. N. D.
Heenan. Additional Directors: Brig. R. L. Hutchins, E. L. Colston.
Hoppi-Copters Ltd., Sandringham Mansions, Exeter Road, Bournemouth,
England.
Westland Aircraft Ltd., Yeovil, England.
(Sikorsky Licensee) Helic. Engineer - O. L. L. Fitzwilliams.
B. FRANCE
Breguet - S. A. Pes Ateliers D'Aviation, 24 Rue Georges Bizet, Paris l6^
France.
Societe D'Etudes Pes Giravions Dor and, 6-8-l0 Rue Leibnitz, Paris, l8 France,
Formed in l949 by Rene Dorand to develop helicopters and components.
Societe Francoise Du Gyroplane, 26 Rue Charles Lafitte, Neuilly Sur Seine,
Seine, France.
Chief Engineer - Marcel Vullierme.
S.I. G. M. A. Works, Venissieux (Near Lyons), France.
Chief Engineer - R. P. Pescara.
SNCA Centre (Societe National De Constructions Aeronautiques De Centre)
l67 Rue de Silly, Billancourt (Paris Suburb) France.
Chief Designer - Monsieur Dorand; Chief Mechanical Engineer - Monsieur
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Conan; Shop Foreman - Monsieur Bateille.
Dissolved in l949.
SNCA Nord, 52 Rue Guynemer Issy les-Moulineaux, Paris, France.
Chief Engineer - Monsieur Bruel; Ass't Chief Engineer - Monsieur P.
Lefort.
SNCA Sud Est, l0 Rue Villot, La Cour Neuve - (Suburb of Paris) (Airport
is at Villacoublay) France.
Technical Director - Monsieur Vautier; Chief Engineer - Pierre Renaux;
Chief Experimental Engineer - Monsieur Marchetti; Pilot (Trained at HAT
and Bell) - Monsieur Boulet.
H. Focke left the firm in l947.
SNCA Sud Quest, 2 Rue De Larnac, Courbevoie (Seine), France.
Chief Engineer - Morain; Engineers - Laville, Maillard and Laufer, who
was formerly with Doblhoff; Pilot - Dellys.
C. GERMANY
Paul Baumgartl, Vienna, Austria (Inactive).
Baumgartl is now with Fabrica Do Galeao, Rio De Janiero, Brazil.
Flettner Company, Berlin, Germany.
President - Anton Flettner; Chief Pilot - Hans Ehrenfrie Fuistirig; Chief
Flight Mechanic and Pilot - Xaver Schleicher; Experimental Apparatus
Mechanic - Willi Deilitz; Transmission Engineer - Dr. Kuchler; Chief
Engineer - Arnold; Experimental and Flight Test Engineer - Joseph
Schmidt; Chief of Structures - Gerhard Siegel; Chief Draftsman - Oscar
Nagel; Engineer Draftsman - Heinz Gundlach.
(Dissolved).
Focke-Achgelis Company, Delmenhorst, Germany.
Personnel: Dr. Henri Focke; Herr Ries; Herr Andres; Herr Scheler; Herr
Osterlock; Herr Helmkl; Herr Von Happard; Herr Lulring; Herr Ulpts; Test
Pilot - Otto Dumke; Pilot - Helmut Gerstenhauer; Walter Moeller; Engineer
and Transmission Mechanic - Heinz Zelewsky; Ernest Reimann.
(Dissolved).
Nagler-Rolz, Zell Am See, Austria.
Bruno Nagler and Franz Rolz.
(Dissolved).
Rieseler U. Co. Apparatehau, Berlin, Germany.
(Dissolved l939).
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IH. HELICOPTER MANUFACTURERS AND DESIGNERS
W. N. F. (Wiener Neustadt Fabrik) (Doblhoff), Factory at Ober Grafendorf,
near St. Polten, Lower Austria.
Five engineers worked on design of jet helicopters. Chief Engineer - F.
Doblhoff; Jet Research - T. Laufer; Statics and Test Work - A. Stepan,
Detail Design - W. Vorden; Mechanical Design - A. Czernin. In addition,
l5 shopmen were employed in this development.
(Company Dissolved).
D. OTHER FOREIGN
Oscar R. W. De Asboth, Eva-Utca l4, Budapest 7, Hungary.
(l948 AddressIT
Burwell Helicopters, 200 Bloor St. West, Toronto,Canada.
Stanley J. Burwell. (Inactive).
The de Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd., Toronto, Ontario.
President - A. S. Butler. -
Extensive helicopter program on rotors - l949.
Dominion Helicopter Air Transport, Montreal, Canada.
Formed in l945 to build helicopters.
Fabrica Do Galeao, Rio De Janiero, Brazil*
Helicopter Department. Chief Engineer - Paul Baumgartl
Fiat S.P.A., Corso IV Novembre NR 300, Turin, Italy.
Engineer - Secondo CampinL
Intercity Airlines Company, 276 St. James West, Montreal, Quebec.
Bernard Sznycer, Selma Gottlieb.
Gowny Instytut Lotnictwa (Central Institute for Aviation), Warsaw, Poland*
(i949) Zbigniew Brzoska, Chief Engineer. Helicopter research and develop-
ment.
Piaggio Co., S. A., Via Filzi l4, Pisa, Italy.
Chief Helicopter Engineer - Corridino D'Ascanio .
Picken Helicopter, Canada.
1949 development of the "Helicon".
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IH. HELICOPTER MANUFACTURERS AND DESIGNERS
E. U. S. A.
Adel Precision Products, Burbank, California.
"Had helicopter project in l943-44.
Aeronautical Products, l8l00 Ryan Road, Detroit, Michigan.
Helicopter activity dropped around l946.
Former Engineers: Corwin Denny and Carl Schakel.
In l947, A. P. merged with the McQuay Company.
Aerotor Associates, Alhambra, California.
H. Velkoff, C. Schakel.
(Dissolved).
Air Cruisers,' Inc., 330 Highland Avenue, Clifton, New Jersey.
(Active l944) .
Airex Manufacturing Co., 5-33 48th Street, Long Island City, New York.
Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Co., Box 5l2, Milwaukee l, Wisconsin.
Chief Helicopter Engineer - Sterling Beckwith.
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American Die and Tool Company, Reading, Pennsylvania.
Chief Helicopter Engineer - Jean De Chappedelaine.
(Inactive by l948).
American Flettner Corporation,
President: Anton Flettner.
American Helicopter Company, Manhattan Beach, California.
Active jet rotor helicopter project, l950.
Chairman of Board - Earl S. Baldwin; President and Chief Engineer -
Corwin D. Denney; Sec'y-Treasurer - John A. White; Pulse Jet Engine
Design Project Engineer - Ashlel C. Hewitt; Helicopter Design Project
Engineer - Harold L. Greenhut; Production Sup't - Alan C. Thomson.
E. F. Andrews Laboratories, 4367 Oakenwald Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.
Rotary Wing Patents.
Harold Avery, ll29 Mandana Blvd., Oakland, California.
Patents only, no active project, l949.
Aviation Engineering, Inc., l390 Blashfield St. S.E., Atlanta, Georgia.
Ex. V. P. Chief Production Engineer and General Manager - T. Edward
Moodie; Sales Manager - H. E. Green; Chief Engineer of Design and
Research - Walter Castles, Jr.; Design Engineer - T. M. Sparks; Chief
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Draftsman and Design Engineer - J. W. Austin.
(Status Unknown).
Autogiro Company of America, l6l6 Walnut Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa.
President - Harold"F. Pitcairn; Chief Engineer - Paul H. Stanley.
Engineering Offices: 2232 Mount Carmel Avenue, Glenside, Pa.
Bakewell Company, 5238-40 Alhambra Avenue, Los Angeles 32, California.
Built the Curtis-Wright Helicopter.
Balton, Charles A_., Detroit, Michigan
Active - l943.
Beaver Cabinet Works, Corvalis, Oregon.
Ralph Chapman Helicopter l944.
Inactive by l948.
Beilgard, K. H., P. O! Box l2l4, Beverly Hills, California.
Status Unknown.
Bell Aircraft Corporation, P. O. Box l, Buffalo 5, New York.
President and General Manager - Lawrence D. Bell; Exec. Chief Engineer -
R. J. Sandstrom; Manager, Helicopter Division - David G. Forman; Service
Manager, Helicopter Division - Carl W. Diehl; Training School, Helicopter
Division - Owen Q. Niehaus.
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Bellanca & Am.Aeromarine Indus., Inc., New Bedford, Massachusetts.
Convertaplane project during World War - 2.
Bendix Helicopters, Inc., East Main Street, Stratford, Connecticut.
Reorganized to HelicopTers, Inc, which was dissolved in l949.
Bloxon Helicopter, 939 Five Oaks Avenue, Dayton, Ohio.
R. T. Bloxon.
(Inactive).
Black Helicopter, Detroit, Michigan.
(Inactive).
Borg Warner, 3l0 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.
Chief Helicopter Engineer - S. P. Nemeth.
Active during World War - 2.
Bowker, Robert C., South Street, Medfield, Massachusetts.
Convertaplane project during World War - 2.
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in. HELICOPTER MANUFACTURERS AND DESIGNERS
Bratschie, Amiel, East Palestine, Ohio.
Turbine ship project during World War - 2.
Burch, Lewis D., l6844 Wildemere Road, Detroit, Michigan.
Flying disk with lifting screw project during World War - 2.
Carlat Development Corp., Beechhurst, Queens, New York.
President - Serge Trey.
Helicopter with boundary layer control rotor. Active l949.
Ralph Chapman, Corvalis, Oregon .
(Formerly Beaver Cabinet Works).
Synchropter built during World War - 2.
Helicopter activities dropped around l946.
Clark Electronics and Aviation Corp., 699 Madison Avenue, New York, N. Y.
President and Chief Engineer - Ralph A. Clark; Design Engineers - Ben
Kaufman and John Meador.
Status Unknown.
Commonwealth Aircraft, Kansas City, Kansas.
Helicopter project during World War - 2.
Consolidated - Vultee, Stout Division (q.v.)
Had helicopter project during the past War.
Convertoplane Corporation, 24 E. 80th Street, New York 2l, N. Y. (l949 Add.)
President - G. Her rick.
Cook Engineering, 823-83l East 3lst Street, Los Angeles, California.
Had a l943 project for magnus effect rotor aircraft.
Curtis Wright Industries, l240 San Fernando Road, Los Angeles 3l, California.
(Valley Bid., Puente Calif.).
Assistant Manager - H. W. Lord.
(Inactive by l949).
Curtiss Wright Corporation (Development Division), Bloomfield, New Jersey.
Doman helicopter licensee. Independent rotary wing research during World
War - 2 and thereafter. Firm sponsored the Bleecker helicopter of l930.
Delackner Helicopters, Inc., ll5 Main St., Tuckahoe, New York.
President - Donald Delackner.
Status unknown.
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Doman Helicopters, Inc., Municipal Airport, P.O.Box 603, Danbury, Conn.
President and Chief Engineer - GliddenS. Doman; Treasurer - Harry L.
Brown; Sales Engineer - Giles N. Montgomery.
In Development: 7-place commercial helicopter.
Douglas Aircraft Company, Santa Monica, California.
Theoretical studies on the helicopter in l943.
Dow Chemical Company, Midland, Michigan.
Jet propulsion studies in l943 by Prof. E. Stalker.
Eastern Rotor craft Company, Neshaminy, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
Mail: Box l7l, Willow Grove, Pennsylvania.
Partners - J. P. Perry and J. R. Huber.
Manufacturers of rotary wing glider, transmissions.
Eastern Sales Engineering Company, Philadelphia, Pa.
Enea Bossi, and D. K. Jovanovich. Coaxial rotor helicopter project, l945.
(Company dissolved).
Engineering Development Associates, 3723A Wiltshire Blvd., Los Angeles,
California.
R. E. Marquardt.
Became Marquardt Aircraft Company.
Exel, George, 377 Lake View Avenue, Clifton, New Jersey.
First of a series of helicopters was built in l920.
Current project is a tail rotor machine.
Firestone Aircraft Company (Formerly G. & A.) Willow Grove, Pa.
(Dissolved).
Kaiser-Fleetwings, Bristol, Pennsylvania.
Built tail rotor machine in l944 and Hiller coaxial rotor helicopter in l945.
Fleetwings Division now dissolved.
G. & A. Aircraft, Inc., Willow Grove, Pennsylvania.
Formerly Pitcairn, became Firestone Aircraft Company. The latter firm was
dissolved by Firestone when it dropped its aircraft activities.
Gazda Engineering, 2l07 Industrial Trust Bldg., Providence, Rhode Island.
Antoine Gazda.
General Aircraft Corporation, Astoria, Long Island, New York .
(Status unknown).
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General Electric Company, Schenectady, New York.
Convertaplane project during the late War.
Tested Doblhoff helicopter and a rotary wing glider of their own design.
Developing jet system for XH-l7 helicopter.
General Helicopters, Inc., New York l0, New York.
Chief Research Engineer - V. A. Ivanoff.
Active l949.
Gyrodyne Company of America, Inc., 80 Wall Street, New York 5, New York.
Engineering Office - 25 East Marie Street, Hicksville, New York.
President - Peter J. Papadakos; Vice Pres.-Finance - Nicholas Xanthaky;
Treasurer - Peter V. Struby; Secretary - Kenneth M. Bovee; Ass't to
President - Nicholas J. Papadakos.
Design and manufacture of gvrodvnes and helicopters.
Haig Helicopter Company, Oakland Municipal Airport, Oakland, California.
President - C. R. Haig, Jr.
(Inactive by l949).
Halligan, Russell, Beardstown, Illinois.
Propeller driven rotor helicopter built prior to World War - 2.
(Inactive).
Hamilton Aero Ltd., 220 No. Cannon Drive, Beverly Hills, California.
F. Knoll.
Wartime helicopter project.
(Inactive).
Hamilton Helicopter, 6005 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland.
Coaxial rotor prototype built.
(Inactive by l949).
Harlow Aircraft, Alhambra, California.
Jet propelled helicopter under development in l943.
Hartwig-Little Company, San Antonio, Texas.
(Inactive by l949).
Hays, R. R., Lawrence, Kansas.
Hays has been active for a number of years with reduced model testing.
During the War, a midget helicopter was proposed and parts were built. To
date, however, no full scale machine has been built.
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Helicopter Consulting Forum, 6 Sickles Avenue, New Rochelle, New York.
William Hunt, J. Friedenberg, B. Engel and C. Mayerson.
(Inactive).
Helicopter Corporation of America, 35-ll Farrington St., Flushing, New York.
President - Boris Sergievsky; Vice President - N. de Transene.
Founded by the late G, De Bothezat.
Helicopters, Inc., Stratford, Connecticut.
Formerly Bendix Helicopters, Inc.
Company dissolved in l949.
Helicopter Engineering and Const. Co., 2735 Pawtucket Avenue, East
Providence, Rhode Island.
President - Harold E. Lemont, Jr.
(Dissolved).
Helicopter Engineering and Research Company, Bluebell, Pennsylvania.
D. K. Jovanovich, F. Koslowski and G. Towns en.
In l949, the JOV-3 helicopter was taken over by McCulloch for development.
Helicopter Research Corporation, 2900 Lewis Tower Bldg., 225 S. l5th Street
Philadelphia, Pa.
Paul W. Thomas.
Helicopter Research Lab., Dayton, Ohio.
(Status Unknown).
Heli-Craft Ltd., Santa Monica, California.
Coaxial rotor helicopter HC-65A under development in l949.
Higgins Helicopter Division, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Enea Bossi, Charles Bossi.
Prototype EB-l built.
Helicopter activities dropped after the War.
Hiller Industries, Berkely, California.
Became United Helicopters, Inc. In l950 commercial name changed to Hiller.
Hoppi-Copters, Inc., Boeing Field, Seattle, Washington.
Founded by H. T. Pentecost. He left the firm in l948. New President is T. H.
MacLachlan.
Hughes Aircraft Company, Florence Avenue at Teale St., Culver City, Calif.
Developing XH-l7 (Formerly Kellett) for U.S. Air Force.
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Jensen Helicopter Corporation, Tonasket, Washington.
President - Martin Jensen.
Prototype coaxial rotor helicopter built.
Inactive l949.
Jensen's new address is 400 E. 52nd Street, New York, N. Y.
Jet Helicopter Corporation, 724 5th Avenue, New York, l9, N. Y.
President - Stephen Czarnecki.
Reported reactivated in l949.
Kaman Aircraft Corporation, Bradley Field, Windsor Locks, Connecticut.
Personnel: President - C. H. Kaman; Chief Engineer - John O. Emmerson;
Project Engineer - Llewellyn Schuler; Designer - Thomas Granville; Winn
Smith; Al. Alberti; Louis De Rosa; Chief Woodworking Dept. - John Ringso;
Pilot - William Murray; Public Relations - Chas. Kirschner, Jr.
Kellett Aircraft Corporation, Central Airport, Camden, New Jersey.
Moved from North Wales, Pennsylvania to Camden, New Jersey, in l949.
President - W. W. Kellett; Administrative Asst. - J. A. Gasslein, Jr.
Engineers - Phil Spindel, Charles Barnett.
Landgraf Helicopter Co., Inc., Central Avenue at l35th St., Los Angeles 2,
California.
Fred Landgraf.
(Dissolved l949).
Longrie Helicopter Company, Address unknown.
Built a twin engine helicopter in l945.
Mainline Trailer Coach Company, Los Angeles, California
W. E. Case.
Coaxial Rotor helicopter project l943.
Marquardt Aircraft Company, 780l Hayvenhurst Avenue, Van Nuys, California.
Chief Engineer - Roy E. Marquardt.
McCulloch Motors Corporation, 6l0l W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles, Calif.
President - Robert P. McCulloch.
Helicopter under construction at Detroit in l943.
In l949, took over development of Jovanovich JOV-3 helicopter (Helicopter
Engineering and Research Co.).
Morrow Aircraft, Rialto, California.
Helicopter project in l943.
In l944, firm was operated by Fritz Ziebarth Company.
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McDonnell Aircraft Corporation, Lambert, St. Louis Municipal Airport,
St. Louis, 3, Missouri.
President - J. S. McDonnell, Jr.
Myers Helicopter Company, 35l6 80th Street, Jackson Heights, L.I., New York.
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Nash-Kelvinator Company, l4250 Plymouth Road, Detroit, Michigan.
Built Sikorsky H-6A- during the War.
Nemeth Helicopter Corporation, 524l Irving Park Road, Chicago, Illinois.
President - Stephen P. Nemeth.
(Active l950).
Nigucol Aircraft Company, 43 W. 55th Street, New York, New York.
(Status Unknown).
Ogburn, W. F., U. Chicago, Illinois.
Coaxial rotor helicopter under development during the War.
Patch, William H., RR-l Minier, Illinois.
(Status Unknown).
P. C. Helicopter Corporation, 2 West 43rd Street, New York l8, New York.
Became Gyrodyne Company of America.
Pennsylvania Aircraft Syndicate Ltd., Wilford Bldg., Philadelphia 4, Pa.
President - E. Burke Wilford.
Penna. Aircraft, 68l6 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Bill Swan.
In l943, conducted initial design work on McDonnell lateral rotor helicopter.
Penn Elastic Company, 20 Maple wood Avenue, Philadelphia 44, Pa.
Newby O. Brantley.
Prototype coaxial rotor helicopter built.
Horace T. Pentecost and Associates, Seattle, Washington.
Jet rotor helicopter under development in l949.
Piasecki Helicopter, Inc., Morton, Pennsylvania.
President -F. N. Piasecki; Exec. V. P. & Gen. Mgr. - C. Hart Miller;
Vice Pres. -Harry S. Pack; V.P. & Sec'y - Wesley R. Frysztacki; Vice Pres. -
Elliot Daland; Treas. & Comptroller - W. F. Palmer; Chief Engineer - Lee
Douglas; Ass't Chief Engineer - H. F. Staniek; Production Mgr. - R. M. Mattox
Service Mgr. - T. R. Pierpont; Ass't Service Mgr. - E. A. Ritti; Military
Liaison - H. S. Tremper; Dir. -Public Relations - E. J. Huber; Industrial
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Relations Director - Walter W. Bishop; Purchasing Agent - L. N. Jason.
P. V. Engineering Forum (F. Piasecki & H. Venzi).
Became Piasecki Helicopters, Inc.
Piatt-Lepage Aircraft Company, Eddystone, Pennsylvania.
President - W. L. LePage; Vice-President - H. H. Piatt.
(Dissolved).
Quaker City School of Aeronautics, Philadelphia, Pa.
HaigKurkjianhas under development a tail rotor helicopter. (l950).
Quantum Research Corporation, ll W. 42nd Street, New York, New York.
(Status Unknown).
R. L. F. Tool & Exp., 73l W. Wilson St., Glendale 3, California.
(Inactive).
Roberts, Roy C. Helicopter Company, Cornishville, Kentucky.
(Active" l9W-
Roe, H. D., l046 Corfu Lane, Los Angeles 24, California.
(Status Unknown).
Rotoplane Corporation, No. Hollywood, California.
Twin rotor tandem study, l943.
(Inactive).
Rotawings, North Wales, Pennsylvania.
President - Agnew E. Larsen.
Became a division of Glen L. Martin Co.
(Inactivated l949).
Rotorcraft Corporation, l204 Airway Drive, Grand Central Airport, Los Angeles
California.
President - Gilbert McGill.
(Active l950).
Roteron Helicopter Corporation, 2439 Fletcher Drive, Los Angeles 26,
California.
William Thomas .
(Inactive by l948).
Rotoplane Corporation, Los Angeles, California.
President - Ralph W. Hilton.
Meshing rotor helicopter under development l943.
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Rotowing Corporation, l40 Cutoff Road, Fort Worth, Texas.
V. P., Chief Engineer - W. L. Rasche.
(Inactive by l948).
Rotor JetSj Inc., 6 Sickles Avenue. New Rochelle, New York .
Jerome Friedenberg.
Safti-Copter Co., 2554 La Fiesta Avenue, Altadena, California.
Leonard E. Mueller.
(Inactive by l948).
Schouw Aeronautical Research, 28950 Lathrup Blvd., Birmingham, Mich.
(Status Unknown).
Seibel Helicopter Company, Wilson Field, Wichita, Kansas.
Charles M. Seibel.
(Active l950).
Sikorsky Aircraft Division, South Avenue, Bridgeport l, .Connecticut.
General Mgr - B. L. Whelan; Exec. Ass't - Frederick G. Dawson; Engineering
Manager - Igor I. Sikorsky; Chief Engineer - Michael E. Gluhareff; Ass't.
Engineering Mgr. - Serge E. Gluhareff; Division Controller - R. A. Aspinwall;
Division Auditor - P. W. Holt; Factory Supt. - Alex Sperber; Purchasing Agent -
C. L. Beers; Public Relations Supvr. - E. M. Benham
Southeastern Research, 7l9 Congress Bldg., Miami 32, Florida.
Took over Stout-Convair Helicopter.
Stalker Development Co., Bay City, Michigan.
Stearman Aircraft, Wichita, Kansas.
Helicopter under design l943.
Stout Research Division Consolidated Vultee .
Wm. B. Stout, Manager.
Built tail rotor helicopter during the War.
Sun Helicopter Company, l603 Willow Street, San Diego 6, California.
Lloyd G. Curtis, President.
Single rotor helicopter built l948.
Teicher Hunt Helicopters, The Cottage, Brooklyn, Connecticut.
President - W. E. Hunt.
Prototype tail rotor helicopter built.
Thompson Helicopter, Los Angeles, California.
Allen Thompson.
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Tiedje Machine Shop, Los Angeles, California.
Helicopter project in l943.
Twin Coach Company-Helicopter Division, Kent, Ohio.
Helicopter Engineer Jess Dixon.
Prototype constructed in l944.
The firm dropped its helicopter activities around l946.
United Helicopters, Inc., l350 Willow Road, Palo Alto, California.
President - Stanley Hiller, Jr.; Vice President - A. J. M. Chadwick;
Sec'y-Treasurer - Henry L. Mclntyre; Sales Manager - G. E. Rice.
In Production: Hiller 360, all metal 3-place helicopter with "Rotor Matic"
control.
In Development - UH-l3, UH-l4.
Paul West, New Jersey.
In l943, West had under development a lateral rotor helicopter.
Ziebarth, Fritz Co., San Bernardino, California.
(See Morrow Aircraft Company).
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IV. INSTITUTIONS FOR ROTARY WING RESEARCH
Belgium.
Section Technique Aeronautique (S.T.Ae), 72 Chaussee De Waterloo
Rhode St. Genese, Belgium.
Chief of Helicopter Research - N. Florine.
Britain.
Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough, England.
France.
Section Technique Aeronautique, 4 Rue De La Porte D'Issy, Paris, France.
Chief of Rotary Wing Section - Col. R. M. Garry.
Italy.
Instituto Di Aeronautica, Politecnio Di Milano, Milan, Italy.
Netherlands.
Nationaal Luchtvaartlaboratorium, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Spain.
Patronato Del Instituto De Tecnica Aeronautica, Madrid, Spain.
President of Council - E. Terradas.
U. S. A.
Helicopter Subcommittee, National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics,
l724 F. St. N.W., Washington, D. C.
Members: Richard H. Prewitt, Chairman; Bernard Lindenbaum; P. A.
Simmons; Raymond A. Young; Commander James W.Klopp, U.S.N.; Commander
Frank A. Erickson, USCG; R. B. Maloy; B. L. Springer; R. C. Dingeldein;
F. B. Gustafspn; Michael E. Gluhareff; Charles H. Kaman; Bartram Kelley;
Rene H. Miller; Robert R. Osborn; F. Ni Piasecki.
U. S. A.
Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Cornell Research Foundation, Inc.
4455 Genesee Street, Buffalo 5, New York.
U.S.S.R.
Central Aero-Hydrodynamic Institute (Zagi) Moscow, U.S.S.R.
Chief of Rotary Wing Research Boris N. Yuryev.
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V. OPERATORS 26
A. U. S. A.
Aero Club Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
CTIffordBall, President.
Helicopter operations in Pittsburgh, Pa.
A_._F. Helicopters Los Angeles, California.
Bell Helicopters.
African Films, Inc. United-Hiller Operator, l949.
Pilot - Barkley Vineyard, St. Joseph, Missouri; V. P. - Roy M. Butcher,
San Jose, California; Cameraman - M. W. Carter, Los Gatos, California;
2nd Cameraman - Ace Williams, New York.
African Heli-Safari Group.
Air Commuting, Inc. New York, New York.
Air Crop Dusters, Inc. Hartford, Connecticut.
Operator IMS'.
Air Industries, Inc. New York, New York
President - Otto Marx, Jr.
Sikorsky S-5l operator.
American Industrial Sales Corp. Sebring, Florida.
Kyle A. Vick, Jr. - United Hiller 360 distributor.
Arizona Helicopter Service Tuscon, Arizona.
E. J. Montgomery, President; Charles E. Marthens, Pilot.
Bakersfield Airpark Bakersfield, California.
United-Hiller operator l949.
Bay Meadows Aviation Corp., Bay Meadows Airport, California.
Bell Aircraft Supply Corporation, Bur bank, California.
Bell Aircraft Supply Corporation, Lafayette, Louisiana.
Joseph S. Dunne, Manager.
Central Aircraft, Inc., Yakima, Washington.
Herman A. Poulin, Director.
Bell 47 operator.
Central Helicopters, Inc., 2ll Madison Avenue, Seattle 4, Washington.
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V. OPERATORS
Currev Flying Service, Galesburv, Illinois.
Bell Dealer - l3T
Dixie Dusters, Inc., Winter Haven, Florida.
Frontier Helicopter Service, Inc. , Buffalo Airport, New York.
SVR Spaulding, Jr. - William G. Johnson.
Bell 47 Operator.
Gannett Newspaper, Rochester, New York.
Bell Operator.
Greyhound Skyways, Subsidiary of Great Lakes Greyhound, Corporation.
S-5l operator l946, on public relations work.
Helicopter Air Transport, Inc., Central Airport, Camden, N. J.
(Out of BusinessX
Helicopter Air Transport Corporation, White Plains, New York.
Helicopter Air Service, Inc., Sky Harbor Airport, Northport, Illinois.
Bell Operator.
President and Treasurer - T. Hamil Reidy; Vice-President - V. M. Harding;
Secretary - C. E. Cessna, Jr.; Chief Pilot and Operations Mgr. -C. W.
Moore; Chief Accountant - Robert W. Keil; Equipment - 6 Bell helicopters.
Helicopters Interstate, Inc., Brooklyn, New York.
Helicopter Service of Syracuse, Syracuse, New York.
Bell helicopter operator l949.
Helicopter Services of California, l Montgomery St., San Francisco 4, Calif.
President - Elmer Schlesinger.
Bell Operator.
Helicopters Interstate, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
President - A. A. Walzak.
Helicopter Utilities, Inc., Westchester County Airport, White Plains, N. Y.
United-Hiller Distributor l949.
Murray Greenman; Thomas Hintze; C. L. Morris, Sales.
International Helicopter Transport Co., Buffalo, New York.
Organized l947.
John Fabick Tractor Company, St. Louis, Missouri.
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Bell Dealer 1947.
Johnson Flying Service, Missoula, Montana.
Operator i949.
Kern Copters, Bakersfield, California.
Los Angeles Airways, Inc., 590l W. Imperial Hwy, Los Angeles 45, Calif.
President - Clarence M. Belinn; Secretary - Martin J. Burke; Treasurer-
Wayne H. Fisher; Ass't Sec.-Ass't Treas. - Earl E. Jochim; Directors:
Clarence M. Belinn, Martin J. Burke, Wayne H. Fisher, Emerson B. Morgan,
Tames G. Lombard; Purchasing Agent - W. Robert Sadler; Operations Mana-
ger - Fred W. Milan; Gen'l Maint. Supvr. - Stanley E. Brown; Equipment -
5 Sikorsky S-5l's.
Metropolitan Aviation Corp., 500 5th Avenue, New York (Teterboro, N. J.).
Bell Operator.
New England Helicopter Service, Inc., State Airport, Hillsgrove, Rhode
Island.
Bell Operator.
Ne~w York Helicopter Corporation, New York, New York.
New York City Police Department.
Bell Operator.
New York Journal American Newspaper.
Bell 47 Operator.
Ong Aircraft Corporation, Kansas City, Missouri.
Bell 47 Operator.
The Oregon Journal, Portland, Oregon.
Bell Operator.
Pacific Helicopter Company, 687 S. Arroyo Parkway, Pasenda, California.
Southern California Distributor - Hiller 360.
President - Richard S. Dakin.
Peninsular Crop Dusting Service, Ithaca, New York.
Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
J. D. Reed Company, Houston, Texas.
United-Hiller Operator l949.
Sales Pilot - Wayne Slessinger.
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Rick Helicopters, Los Angeles, California.
Bell Operator.
Rotary Wings, Inc., Jensen Field, Sacramento, California.
Headed by H. D. Long and Charles Jensen.
"Distributors for Hiller 360" - N. California, Central California and Nevada.
Rotor Aids, Ventura, California.
Roto-Wing Air Service, Inc., Washington 5, D. C. - Woodward Building.
J. Robert Fischel.
Bell Operator.
Sky Farming, Inc., Corcoran, California.
Southern Arizona Airlines, Inc., Tucson, Arizona.
Bell Operator.
Southern Arizona Airlines, Arizona.
United-Hiller Operator l949.
Stewart Motor Sales Corporation, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Bell Operator.
President - Rollin H. Stewart; Pilot - Robert Gangwish; Pilot - Robert
Angstadt.
Walla-Copters, Inc., Walla-Walla, Washington.
l948.
Western Helicopters Operations, Inc., Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
F. H. Kelley, Jr., Farragut Smith, Sidney E. Smith, R. N. Edler.
B. FOREIGN
Air-Import S. A., 4, Schwanenplatz, Lucerne, Switzerland.
Alaska Airlines, Helicopter Division, Anchorage, Alaska.
Lou Leavitt, Chief Pilot - l949.
5 - Bell 47's.
British European Airways, Dor land Hall, Regent St., London SW-l, England.
Experimental helicopter unit formed in l947, directed by R. A. C. Brie.
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De Havilland Aircraft of Canada, Ltd.
Bell Distributor l948.
Helico-Air, Cormeilles-en-Vexin, France.
French Hiller Dealer & School l949.
Directors: Mr. Boris and Montmarin; Pilot - Mr. Cury.
Helicopter and Rotary Wing Ltd., Cecil Chambers, Strand, London WC-2
England.
F. J. Cable, Director.
Helicopter Services of Hawaii, Hanapepe, Kauai Is., Hawaii.
Operator l949"!
Irving-Bell Helicopter Sales Ltd., Letchworth , Herts, England.
Bell Dealer T94T
Marogyr, Casablanca.
Operator - United 360 l949.
Paul Codos, Owner.
Netherlands Aero and Helicopter Company.
J. Hugenholtz l947.
Osterman Aero, Stockholm, Sweden.
Bell Operator.
Pest Control Ltd., Bourn, Cambridge, England.
Agricultural services using Westland S-5l's.
Photographic Survey Co. Ltd., Toronto, Canada.
Bell Operator.
Sangar Bhanich Co. Ltd., Bankok, Siam.
United (Hiller) Distributor l949.
Skyways Services Ltd., Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Bell Operator.
Tider, Soc. de Resp. Ltda., Buenos Aires, Argentina.
United 3W Operator - Gen'l Mgr. - Senor Daniel Tiphaine.
Trabajos Aereo Y Representacion (Tayr)), Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Bell Operator - Agricultural Service established l947 - Founder, C. J.
Tippett.
Weston Acft. Ltd., Oshawa, Canada.
R. Wooll, Gen'l Mgr. l949. Hiller-360 Dealer.
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Aircooled Motors (Franklin), Liverpool Road, Syracuse, New York.
Models: 6A8 - 2l5 -57F
6V4 - l78 -B32
6ACV - 403.
Alvis Ltd., Holyhead Rd., Coventry, England.
Continental Aviation & Eng'g. Corp., Muskegon, Michigan.
Models: A-l00-3
C-ll5-3
C-125-3.
Industro-Matic Corporation, l36 W. 52nd Street, New York l9, New York.
Helicopter engine studies.
Jameson Aero Engines Ltd , Ewell, Surrey, England.
Lycoming Division, AVCO Mfg. Corporation, Williamsport 38, Penna.
Model: O-435D.
Pratt and Whitney Aircraft, Div. of United Aircraft Corp., East Hartford,
Connecticut.
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(Note: Some helicopter manufacturers build their own rotor blades.
The names listed here are component manufacturers.)
Dolan, Paul and Company, Essex, Connecticut.
Moulded laminated blades.
(Inactive).
Goodyear Aircraft Corporation, l2l0 Massillon Road, Akron l5, Ohio.
Hedstrom-Union Co., Fitchburg, Massachusetts.
Built R-4 rotor blades.
Hordern-Richmond Ltd., Haddenham, Bucks, England.
Hycon Mfg. Company, 296l E. Colorado St., Pasadena 8, California.
Liberty Products Corporation.
Helicopter rotor blades.
Luscombe Engineering, North Wales, Pennsylvania.
Morris, H. and Co. Ltd., Glasgow, Scotland.
Rotor blades of moulded wood.
Oddie, Bradbury & Cull Ltd., Southampton Airport, Southampton, England.
(InactiveX
Parsons Industries, Inc., Rotary Wing Division, 240 E. l2th St., Traverse
City, Michigan.
Formerly Traverse City Manufacturing Company.
Traverse Bay Manufacturing Company.
(Became Parsons Industries).
Prewitt Aircraft Company, 4l0 South Springfield Road, Clifton Heights, Pa.
Metal rotor blades.
Rheem Manufacturing Company, Philadelphia, Pa.
(Inactive^
Sensenich Corporation, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Standard Products Company, Plymouth, Michigan.
Fabricated Nash-Kelvinator metal blades in l945.
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U S. Propellers, Inc., 3270 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena 8, California.
Wood rotor blades.
Universal Helicopter Corporation, 45-47 Stanley St., Buffalo, New York.
West, Kenneth L., Annandale, New Jersey.
Blades for Bendix, Jensen, Doman.
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Aerolab Development Company, l992 Lincoln Avenue, Pasadena 8, Calif.
Aero Supply Mfg. Co., Inc., P. O. Box #402, Corry, Pennsylvania.
Bauer, H., 233 5th Street, Bremerton, Washington.
Rotor and control design.
(Status unknown).
Booth, W. JT., Ltd., l0 High Street, Hampton Wick, Kingston on Thames,
England.
Experimental woodwork.
Bettendorf Company, Bettendorf, Iowa.
Control system for multi-rotor helicopter.
(Inactive).
Breeze Corporations, Inc., 4l S. 6th Street, Newark 7, New Jersey.
President - J. T. Mascuch; Vice-President - J. F. Lucas.
Helicopter rotor hub assembly, control systems, etc.
Detroit Gear Aircraft Parts Div., Borg-Warner Corporation, 670 E.
Woodbridge St., Detroit, 26, Michigan.
Eastern Rotorcraft Company, Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania.
Two speed transmission.
Enterprise Tool and Gear Corporation, 8320 E. McNichols Road, Detroit,
Michigan.
Gears.
Fellows Gear Shaper Company, 78 River Street, Springfield, Vermont,
Foote Brothers, Gear and Machine Corporation, 4545 S. Western Avenue
Chicago 9, Illinois.
General Mills, Inc., Mechanical Division, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Gleason Works, l000 University Avenue, Rochester, New York.
Gears.
Griswold, F. T., Mfg. Company, 305 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, Pa.
Transmissions.
Hartford Special Machinery Company, Hartford, Connecticut.
Transmissions.
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Heim Company, Fairfield, Connecticut.
Bearings.
Houdaille-Hershey Corporation, 437 E. Delavan Avenue, Buffalo ll, New York.
Hydraulic damping device for vertical hinge.
Indiana Gear Works, l458 E. l9th Street, Indianapolis 7, Indiana.
Ellwood Ivins Steel Tube Works, Inc., Oak Lane, Philadelphia 26, Pa.
Spar tubes.
Kollsman Inst. Div., Square D Co., 80-08 45th Avenue, Elmhurst, N. Y.
Rotor tachometers.
Laycock Engineering Co. Ltd., Sheffield 8, England.
Bristol l71 transmission parts.
Luscombe Engineering, North Wales, Pennsylvania.
Airframes for Sikorsky.
Marlin Rockwell Corporation, Jamestown, New York,
Ball and roller bearings l946.
Mercury Clutch Corporation, Canton 6, Ohio.
New Departure Division, Gen. Motors Corp., Bristol, Connecticut.
Bearings.
New Products Corporation, 506 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, Illinois.
Automatic clutch transmission.
Parsons Industries, Inc., Traverse City, Michigan.
Two speed transmissions.
Pearson, W. H. & Son, Wayne, Pennsylvania.
See Fabriks Aktiebolag, Sandviken, Sweden.
Manufacture spar tubes of special shapes.
Special Machine Tool Engineering Works, l32 Lafayette St., New York l3, N. Y.
Production work on helicopter sub-assemblies l946.
Spicer Manufacturing Corporation, 4l02 Bennett Road, Toledo l, Ohio.
Universal joints and shafts.
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Vm. OTHERCOMPONENTS
Stanley Aviation Corporation, l560 Harlem Rd., Buffalo 6, New York.
Robert Stanley, R. Allen Price, Edward Replogle.
Active l950.
Vibradamp, Inc., New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Des. and mfd. XR-8, XR-l0 dampers.
Infinite life predicted as results of 500 hour fatigue test @ 250 CPM.
Western Gear Works, 4l7 Ninth Ave, S., Seattle, Washington.
Also: P. O. Box #l92, Lynwood, California.
Wing, L. J. Mfg. Co., l54 West l4th Street, New York ll, New York.
Fan and cowling assembly.
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IX. SOCIETIES
American Helicopter Society, Inc., New Field P. 0. Box #4029,
Bridgeport, Connecticut.
Arena Helicopter Club, .Cincinnati Sports Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Organized l946.
California Helicopter Association
Members: President - James S. Ricklefs (Rick Helicopter); Secretary -
Joseph G. Seward (Rotor Aids); Treasurer - Elynor Rudnick (Kern Copters).
Members: Rotor Aids - Ventura, California
Helicopter Services, - Santa Paula, California.
Kern Copters, Inc., - Baldersfield, California.
Rick Helicopter, - Los Angeles, California.
AF Helicopter, Inc., - Burbank, California.
Sky Farming, - Corcoran, California.
Helicopter Services of California, - San Francisco, California.
Bell Aircraft, - Buffalo (Honorary), California
United Helicopter, - Palo Alto, California (Honorary).
Helicopter Association of Great Britain, Londonderry House, l9 Park Lane,
London W-l, England.
Helicoptere Club De France, l2 Rue Jean-Moinon, Paris l0, France.
S. A. E. Helicopter Committee Society of Automotive Engineers,
29 West 39th Street, New York 18, New York.
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X. PERSONALITIES ( PAST AND PRESENT ) UO
(Note: The year listed indicates the approximate date of the informa-
tion. )
Ahgren, Halvard Atherholt, John B.
Pilot Rotawings-Div., Glen L. Martin
Osterman Aero Company North Wales, Pennsylvania
Stockholm, Sweden l947
l944
Avery, Harold T.
Alex, Ralph P. Chief Engineer
Project Engineer Marchant Calculating Machine Co.
Sikorsky Aircraft l475 Powell Street
Bridgeport, Connecticut Oakland 8, California
l949 l949
Alfaro, Heraclio
Engineer
Guetaria-2
San Sebastian, Spain
l949
Built Alfaro autogiro in the U. S.
during the early thirties.
Anderson, C. R.
Engineer
l65 Patterson Avenue
Stratford, Connecticut
Formerly with Pitcairn and Bendix
Helicopter Company
Andrews, E. F.
E. F. Andrews Labs
Chicago, Illinois
l949
Antrim, A. D., Jr.
Design Engineer
Piasecki Helicopter Corporation
Morton, Pennsylvania
l947
Arkell, Basil H.
Fairey Aviation Co. Ltd.
Middlesex, England
1946
Axe, Robert G.
Engineer
3750 W. 64 Place
Chicago 29, Illinois
l947
Baas, Philip B. R., Lt. Comdr.,
United States Navy
Piasecki Helicopter Corporation
Morton, Pennsylvania
l947
Baldwin, Earl S.
Chairman
American Helicopter Company
Lamita, California
l949
Barclay, F. Dorn
Research Director
American Helicopter Company
Lamita, California
l949
Formerly Project Officer for U. S.
Navy Bureau of Aeronautics and
former research director for
Piasecki
Barnaby, Ralph S., Capt.
United States Navy (Retired)
Ch., Electronics & Instruments Div.
Franklin Institute Lab. for Research
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X. PERSONALITIES ( PAST AND PRESENT ) 39
and Development
Bell, Lawrence D.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
President and Gen'l Manager
l949
Bell Aircraft Company
Barnett, C. A.
Buffalo, New York
Project Engineer XH-l7
Bell, Robert C., Jr.
Kellett Aircraft Company
Director
l948
Doman Helicopter Corporation
Baumgartl, Paul
Danbury, Connecticut
Chief Engineer
Bernard, M. Jacques
Helicopter Research Department
82 Rue Curial
Fabrica Do Galeao
Paris, France
Rio De Janiero, Brazil
l945
Bayley, W. Hewlett
Benham. Edward M.
Duncan & Bayley
Public Relations Supvr.
Buffalo, New York
Sikorsky Aircraft
l949
South Ave., Bridgeport, Connecticut
Beckwith, Sterling
l948
Engineer
Bennett, James A. J.
Allis Chalmers Manufacturing Co.
Chief Engineer, Helicopter Division
Box 5l2, Milwaukee l, Wisconsin
Fairey Aviation Co. Ltd.
1948
Hayes, Middlesex, England
Engineer on Allis-Chalmers helicopter
l949
project.
With G and J. Weir Ltd. and Cierva
Autogiro Co. l930-39.
Beigher, J. E.
Vice-President of American Helicop-
Sikorsky Aircraft Division
ter Society l944-45.
Stratford, Connecticut
Member of British Helicopter Mission
l948
to U. S. A. in l947.
Designer of FB-l Girodyne for Fairey
Beighle, Jackson F.
Company
Sikorsky Aircraft
Bridgeport, Connecticut
Bergerot, Robert
l947
Engineer
SNCAC, Division Giraviation
Belinn, C. M.
Paris, France
President
l949
Los Angeles Airways, Inc.
590l W. Imperial Highway
Berkowitz, Samuel M.
Los Angeles 45, California
Head, Aero Engineering Group
l949
Franklin Institute, Philadelphia 30, Pa.
l949
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X. PERSONALITIES ( PAST AND PRESENT )
Berliner, Henry A.
Chairman of Board
Eng'g and Research Corp.
Riverdale, Maryland
l949
Built helicopters during the l920's
Besler, Max
Gyrodyne Co. of America, Inc.
Hicksville, New York
l949
Betstiher, D. W.
Piasecki Helicopter
Morton, Pennsylvania
1948
Black, Dale H.
Research Engineer
American Helicopter Company
900 No. La Brea
Inglewood, California
l947
Blanco, Pedro
c/o Plaza Gabriel Miro l
Madrid, Spain
1948
Bleecker, Maitland B.
Convertaplane Corporation
l8 E. 83rd St., New York
l948
Built a helicopter for Curtiss-
Wright in the early thirties.
Bode, Karl
Engineer-Pilot
Focke and Wulf Company
Bremen, Germany
In l939, established altitude record
of l1,243 feet in Focke FW-6l heli-
copter.
Bolas, Harold
c/o Crouch-Bolas Aircraft App. Ltd
8 Park Lane, London Wl, England
l949
In the mid-l930's,R. J.G. Crouch and|
H. Bolos built a convertible type
aircraft called "Dragonfly" in
Rhode Island.
Bossi, Enea
Engineer
North Wales, Pennsylvania
l950
Pioneer Italian airplane builder.
During the late War, he designed
the Higgins helicopters. Later, he
established his own firm,. He is
currentlv inactive in the rotarv wing
field.
Bott, Alan R.
Director of Research Eng.
Doman-Frasier Helicopter
Airport, Danbury, Connecticut
l948
Former Lieutenant in U.S.N. at
Flight Test, U.S.N. A.T.C.,
Patuxent River, Maryland.
Bovee, Kenneth M.
Secretary
Gyrodyne Co. of America, Inc.
80 Wall Street, New York City, N. Y.
Formerly with Bell Aircraft
Brantley, Newby O.
Penn Elastic Company
20 Maplewood Ave., Philadelphia
44, Pennsylvania
l950
Former Army Air Corps pilot.
Built a coaxial rotor helicopter in
the late l940's. His prime work is
in designing knitting machinery for
the Penn Elastic Company.
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41
Bogle, Ruth E.
Weight Engineer
Prewitt Aircraft Company
Clifton Heights, Pa.
l950
Breguet, Louis
24 Rue Georges Bizet
Paris, France
l950
Pioneer helicopter and airplane
builder. Built a four rotor heli-
copter and a convertible type in
the early l900's. During l930-35,
he produced a coaxial rotor heli-
copter. His firm is currently
developing the G-UE coaxial
Breguet, Pierre
3l Bis Boulevard Suchet XVI
Paris, France
1949
Brennan, Louis
c/o British Air Ministry
London, England
l92l
Produced a helicopter for the
British Air Ministry, incorporat-
ing his ideas on stability. Bren-
nan was known for his work on
gyrostabilizers, especially for
torpedoes.
Brie, Reginald A.
Rotary Wing Aircraft Specialist,
Helicopter Unit
British European Airways
Rivislip, Middlesex, England
l949
Cierva Autogiro Co. l930-40.
Made first take-offs and landings
with autogiro on Italian cruisers
"Flume" at La Spezia in l935.
Repeated tests on "Empire
Mersey", British merchant ship,
in Chesapeake Bay l942, using
Pitcairn PA-39.
Fairey Aviation Co. l945-46.
Holds British Helicopter pilot
license No. l.
Bristow, Alan E.
Rotary Wing Pilot
Westland Aircraft Ltd.
Yeovil, England
Brocard, Jean
Chief of Research and Development
S. A. Ateliers D'Aviation
Louis Breguet
24 Rue Georges Bizet
Paris l6, France
With Breguet Co. since l928.
Brown, Monroe R.
Secretary, Helicopter Council
Aircraft Industries Ass'n of America
6l0 Shoreham Building
Washington 5, D. C.
l949
Bruel, Andre
Engineer
SNCA Nord
20 Rue Vernier, Paris, France
l949
Designed Nord l700 helicopter.
Brzoska, Zbigniew
Rotary Wing Engineer-
Gowny Instytut Lotnictwa
Warsaw, Poland
(Central Institute for Aviation)
Designer of first modern Polish
helicopter, l949.
Brzozowski, Witold
Engineer
l594 Montclair St., Detroit, Michigan
l949
Formerly with Jet Helicopter Corp.
of New York.
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X. PERSONALITIES ( PAST AND PRESENT)
42
Bumstead, Richard
Engineer
Piasecki Helicopter Corporation
Morton, Pennsylvania
l949
Bunkley, J. W.
Rear Admiral U.S.N. (Retired)
Until l949, Chairman of the Board of
American Helicopter Magazine
Burkham, John E.
Vibrations Analyst
Piasecki Helicopter Corporation
Morton, Pennsylvania
l949
Bur we ll, Stanley J.
Engineer
Burwell Helicopters
200 Bloor St. West
Toronto, Canada
l948
Cable, Sqdn. Ldr. Frederick J.
Royal Air Force Station
Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, Hantg,
England
l949
Cierva Autogiro Co. l932-39.
G. & J. Weir Company l939-40.
Caldwell, Jonathan E.
Inventor
Manhattan Beach, California
l949
In l949, Caldwell attracted national
attention when an abandoned aircraft
of his creation was found in a barn
in Glen Burnie, Maryland. The craft
was supposed to have been the
"Grandaddv of the flving saucer".
Campbell, Harris S.
Consulting Engineer and Patent Atty.
l02 E. Mt. Carmel Avenue
Glenside, Pennsylvania
l950
Noted mechanical engineer on
rotary wing aircraft. With Autogiro
Company of America.
Campini, Secondo
Engineer
FiatS.A., Torino, Italy
l948
Reported working on a roadable
helicopter.
Carlson, Floyd
Pilot
Bell Aircraft Corporation
P. O. Box 3l, Buffalo 5, New York
l949
Carnese, Daniel J.
Aerodynamicist
Piasecki Helicopter Corporation
Morton, Pennsylvania
l949
Carroll, Don M.
Sr. Draftsman
Piasecki Helicopter Corporation
Morton, Pennsylvania
l947
Carter, Edward S., Jr.
Sikorsky Aircraft
Bridgeport l, Connecticut
l949
Cashman, Major F. T.
U. S. Air Force
With Maj. W. E. Zins FAI record
straight line distance Wright Field to
Boston, Massachusetts, 705.3 miles
in R-5 Sikorsky. May 22, l946.
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X. PERSONALITIES ( PAST AND PRESENT )
Case, William E.
President
Mainline Trailer Coach Company
Los Angeles, California
Coaxial rotor helicopter project
under development l943.
Cassell, Maj. Ernest M.
Hq. A. M. C. Box #2098
Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio
February l0, l947 - world's heli-
copter altitude record established
at Wright Field - l8, 850 feet
Sikorsky R-5A.
Castles, Walter, Jr.
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, Georgia
Chapman, Ralph
Engineer
Chapman Manufacturing Co.
Corvallis, Oregon
l949
Rotary Wing research and develop
ment ^943 - 44.
l942 - 43 built an experimental
intermeshing rotor helicopter.
Currently inactive in the helicop-
ter field.
Cheney, J. Burleigh
President
Skyway Corporation
ll25 Hospital Trust Building
Providence, Rhode Island
Cherne, Jack M.
Sr. Structural Engineer
Sikorsky Aircraft
Bridgeport, Connecticut
l949
Chesley, George B.
Design Engineer
Sikorsky Aircraft
Bridgeport, Connecticut
l949
Cida, Shruissuke
Japan
l945
Autogiro research for Army and Navy.
Ciolkosz, Z.
Sr. Design Engineer
Piasecki Helicopter Corporation
Morton, Pennsylvania
l949
Cobey, William E.
Transcendental Aire. Corp
P.O. Box 62
New Castle, Delaware
1952*
Formerly with Kellett
and Prewitt
Coffyn, Frank
Pioneer Airplane Pilot
United Helicopters, Inc.
625 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, California
l947
Colcord, William H.
Franklin Institute Labs for
Research and Development
Philadelphia, Pa.
l949
Constantino, Sam A., Jr.
Piasecki Helicopter Corporation
Morton, Pennsylvania
l947
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X.
PERSONALITIES ( PAST AND PRESENT )
Cook, Edward S.
Piasecki Helicopter Corporation
Morton, Pennsylvania
l950
Formerly with Bell.
Cook is a specialist in rotary wing
research and documentation.
Cooper, C. Colin
Helicopter Pilot
30 Chelsea Square
London SW-3, England
l950
Cooper-Hewitt, Peter
Noted American Inventor
In l920, he built and tested a
coaxial rotor system at Anipere,
New Jersey.
Cordes, James L.B.H.
Consultant Test Pilot on Helicopters
54 Marshalswick Lane
St. Albans, England
l948
Coronato, A. A.
Development Engineer
Sikorsky Aircraft
Bridgeport, Connecticut
l949
Cornu, Paul
Lisieux, France
l945
Pioneer helicopter builder. Flew
a tandem rotor machine in l908.
Later built a convertible type. On
D-Day in l944, Cornu lost his life
as a result of Allied bombing.
Crane, Leon
Chief Flight Test Engineer
Piasecki Helicopter Corporation
Morton, Pennsylvania
l950
Formerly with Firestone Aircraft.
Crocco, General Gaetano Arturo
Via Allesandro Torlonia 25
Rome, Italy
l948
Pioneer rotary wing engineer. In
l908, he suggested the method of
safe landing in a helicopter by re-
ducing the blade pitch to autorotative
condition.
Crouch, Rupert J. G.
Wilkinson (Constructions) Ltd.
Acre Works, Acre Street
Burnley, England
l949
With H. Bolos, built a convertible
type called the "Dragonfly" in
Rhode Island, during the l930's.
Curriston, Loren
Chief Design Development Engineer
Gvrodvne Company of America
25 East Marie St.
Hicksville, L. I., New York
Formerly with Air Materiel
Command and Bell Aircraft.
Curtis, Lloyd G.
President
Sun Helicopter Company
l603 Willow Street
Dan Diego 6, California
l948
Czarnecki, Stephen
President
Jet Helicopter Corporation
724 5th Avenue, New York l9, N. Y.
l948
Czernin, Alexander
Mechanical Design Engineer on
Jet Helicopters
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X. PERSONALITIES ( PAST AND PRESENT )
W.N.F. (Doblhoff)
Weiner Neustadt, Austria
l944
Daland* Elliot
Vice-President, Research and
Development
Piasecki Helicopter Corporation
Morton, Pennsylvania
l950
Pioneer airplane and rotary wing
aircraft designer. Prior to Piasecki,
Doland was engineer on the Wilford
gyroplane project. During the l920's
with Tom Huff, he was responsible for
the successful Huff-Daland airplanes.
Damblanc, Louis
S.T.Ae., Paris, France
l92l
With Lacoin, Damblanc produced a
lateral rotor helicopter in France
shortly after the first World War.
D'Ascanio, Corradino
Engineer
Piaggio Company
Via Filzi l4, Pisa, Italy
l950
During the early l930's, he produced
a coaxial rotor helicopter. This was
followed by a tail rotor machine at
the outbreak of World War-2.
D'Ascanio is currently the leading
rotary wing engineer in Italy
Davis, William E.
Chief Test Pilot
Marquardt Aircraft Company
422l S. Lincoln Boulevard
Venice, California
l949
DeBothezat, Dr. George
A noted rotary wing pioneer, he was
a native of Russia.
Around l922, produced a 4 rotor
helicopter for the U.S. Air Corps.
With the formation of the Helicopter
Corp. of America, he produced a
coaxial rotor machine around l938.
Dr. DeBothezat died shortly there-
after.
DeChappedelaine, Jean
Engineer
I.C.A.O.
Dominion Square, Montreal, Canada.
l950
Pioneer French builder of unorthodox
aircraft. During the l930's, he pro-
duced a rotating vane aircraft. In
l946, in conjunction with the Americai
Die and Tool Company of Reading,
Pa., he had under development a
helicopter using a boundary layer
controlled rotor.
DeLaCierva, Juan
Perhaps more than any other individ-
ual , DeLaCierva is responsible for
rotary wing aircraft as they are to-
day.
His first successful autogiro was
flown in Spain in l923. From this
time until his death, he was actively
engaged in furthering the art.
His engineering theory formed the
foundation of scientific approach to
rotary wing problems.
The work of Cierva will remain a
turning point in the history of flight
on rotating wings.
DeLaCierva, Juan, Jr.
Alfonso XH 30, Madrid, Spain
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X. PERSONALITIES ( PAST AND PRESENT )
DeLackner, Donald
DeLackner Helicopters, Inc.
ll5 Main St., Tuckahoe, New York
DeMonge, Louis P.
Engineer
l42 E. 52nd Street
New York l, New York
Pioneer airplane and propeller de-
signer. Exponent of the converta-
plane.
Dennis, J. N.
Test Pilot
Fairey Aviation Co. Ltd.
Rotorcraft Division
l949
Denny, Corwin D.
President and Chief Engineer
American Helicopter Co., Inc.
26l3 Aviation Blvd.
Manhattan Beach, California
Dessin, Charles, Jr.
Piasecki Helicopter Corporation
Morton, Pa.
de Transehe, N.
Chief Engineer
Helicopter Corporation of America
Flushing, Long Island, New York
Deutsch, Murray L.
Research and Development Lab
Socony Vacuum Oil Company
Paulsboro, New Jersey
DiGiovanni, Mario
Dean of Engineering
Stewart Tech. School
253-7 W. 64th Street
New York, New York
l949
Dilson, Thomas L.
Administrative Engineer
Piasecki Corporation
Morton, Pa.
l948
Dixon, F. H.
Chief Helicopter Test Pilot
Fairey Co. (Rotorcraft Div.)
Hayes, Middlesex, England
Killed in crash April l7, l949.
Dixon, Jess
230 Barsden Street
Andalusia, Alabama
l948
Doblhoff, Friedrich
McDonnell Aircraft Corporation
Lambert, St. Louis Airport
St Louis, Missouri
l949
Dodds, R. F.
Engineer
Bell Aircraft Corporation
l947
Formerly with Helicopter Eng. and
Construction Company
Dodge, Kern
Consulting Engineer
Lewis Tower Building
Philadelphia, Pa.
Dolan, Paul
Paul Dolan and Company
Essex, Connecticut
l948
Doman, Glidden S.
President
Doman Helicopters, Inc.
Airport, Danbury, Connecticut
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PERSONALITIES ( PAST AND PRESENT )
Donovan, Allen F.
Cornell Aero Laboratory
4455 Genese Street
Buffalo 5, New York
l947
Dorand, Rene
President and Chief Engineer
Societe De Giravions Dorand
6-8-l0 Rue Leibnitz
Paris l8, France
l950
Dormoy, Etienne
Buhl-Verville Aircraft Company
l93l
Designed Buhl Autogiro built in l93l.
D'Ostilio, P.
Sikorsky Aircraft
South Avenue
Bridgeport, Connecticut
l948
Douglas, Lee
Chief Engineer
Piasecki Helicopter Corporation
Morton, Pa.
Formerly chief engineer at Kellett
Aircraft.
Drakeman, F. S.
Engineer
Eastern Rotorcraft
Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
l947
Drees, J. Miejer
Rotary wing engineer
National Aeronautical Research Institute
Amsterdam, Holland
l949
Driskill, J. D.
Test Pilot
Kellett Aircraft Corporation
Dave Driskill was a well known test
pilot who lost his life in l949 while
testing the XH-l0 helicopter.
Droutzkoy, Alexis
Editor
American Helicopter Magazine
32 E. 57th Street
New York 22, New York
Duer, Fitzhugh L.
Project Engineer
Prewitt Aircraft Company
Clifton Heights, Pennsylvania
l950
DuFaux, Armand
Geneva, Switzerland
Deceased
Pioneer Swiss helicopter, airplane
and engine designer.
DuFaux, Henri
62 Rue de Lausanne
Geneva, Switzerland
l949
Pioneer Swiss helicopter, airplane
and engine designer. In the early
l900's, with his brother Armand, he
constructed a reduced helicopter
and a full scale convertible type.
Dumke, Otto
Test Pilot
Germany
Government test pilot during World
War-2. Tested the Focke and
Flettner helicopters in l943 and l944.
Duncan, John E.
Duncan and Bayley
Buffalo, New York
Dunham, H. J.
Engineer
Piasecki Helicopter Corporation
Morton, Pa. l948
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X. PERSONALITIES ( PAST AND PRESENT )
DuPont, A. Felix, Jr.
Director
Piasecki Helicopter Corporation
Morton, Pennsylvania
Eagle, Henry, Jr., formerly with
HAT, Central Airport
Camden, New Jersey
Echeverria, Charles M., Jr.
Senior Test Engineer
Sikorsky Aircraft
Bridgeport, Connecticut
l949
Ellehammer, Jens C. H.
Pioneered the helicopter in
Denmark in l908. Died during
World War-2.
Ello, Capt. Lauro A.
Philippine Air Force helicopter
Pilot
Emmerson, John O.
Chief Engineer
Kaman Aircraft Corporation
Windsor locks, Connecticut
l949
Erickson, Comdr. Frank A.
U.S. Coast Guard
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Exel, George
377 Lake View Avenue
Clifton, New Jersey
Built several helicopters
from l920 onward.
Fasbender, Herbert O. H.
Design Consultant
56 Strobl (Salzburg) Austria
Felt, Leland G.
Test Pilot
Piasecki Helicopter Corporation
Morton, Pennsylvania
Deceased
Firth, Frederick Anson
Firth Helicopters Ltd.
32 Clarges Street
Piccadilly, London W-l, England
l948
Fischel, Bob
Roto-Wing Air Service
Washington, D. C.
l948
Fitzwilliams, O.
Engineer
Westland Aircraft Ltd.
Yeovil, Somerset, England
l949
Flax, Alexander
Cornell Aero. Lab., Inc.
Buffalo, Nev York
Flettner, Anton
84-ll Cuthbert Road
Kew Gardens, New York
Pioneer rotorcraft builder. Produced
two magnus-effect rotor ships during
the early l920's, and during the l930's,
produced several helicopters', the
most successful being the FL-282
intermeshing rotor machine.
Flint, Fred H.
Service Engineer
Piasecki Helicopter Corporation
Morton, Pennsylvania
l949
l949
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X. PERSONALITIES ( PAST AND PRESENT )
Flint, KnuteW.
A. F. Helicopters, Inc.
Los Angeles, California
Florine, Nicholas
S.T.Ae.
72 Chaussee De Waterloo
Rhode-St. -Genese, Belgium
l949
Built and flew a tandem rotor heli-
copter during the l930's. To l939,
Florine built 3 tandem rotor machines.
A recent design, Model 4, was not built
due to lack of funds.
Focke, Heinrich
Designer of the successfuly FW-6l heli-
copter during the l930's. During the
War, produced the FA-223 lateral rotor
machine. After the War, Focke was
employed in France, assisting in the
production of a French version of the
FA-223. In l948, he returned to
Germany.
Ford, G. A.
British European Airways,
Helicopter Unit
8 Hill Street, London Wl, England
l949
Forman, David G.
Mgr. Helicopter Division
Bell Aircraft Corporation
Buffalo 5, New York
l950
Friedenberg, Jerome
Rotor Jets, Inc.
6 Sickles Avenue
New Rochelle, New York
l948
Frysztacki, Wesley R.
Piasecki Helicopter Corporation
Morton, Pennsylvania
Gagarin, Serge
Patent Administrator
Sikorsky Aircraft Division
Bridgeport, Connecticut
l949
Ganz, Leonard S.
Vibration Engineer
Piasecki Helicopter Corporation
Morton, Pennsylvania
Garraway, Derek R.
Aerodynamicist
Helicopter Branch
Fairey Aviation Co. Ltd.
Hayes, Middlesex, England
l949
Garry, Col. Roger M.
Chief of Rotating Wing Section
S.T.Ae.
4 Rue de la Porte d'Issy
Paris, France
l950
Gazda, Antoine
Inventor
2l07 Industrial Trust Bldg.
Providence, Rhode Island
Gerhardt, W. F., Major
Helicopter Unit, AMC
Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio
Convertaplane Authority, formerly
with Piasecki Helicopter Corporation
Gerstenberger, Walter
Chief Vibrations Engineer
Sikorsky Aircraft
Bridgeport, Connecticut
l949
Gessow, Alfred
Aeronautical Engineer
Flight Res. Division, N. A. C. A.
Washington, D. C.
i950
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X. PERSONALITIES ( PAST AND PRESENT )
Geuting, Joseph T., Jr.
Helicopter Council
Aircraft Industries Association
Shoreham Building
Washington 5, D; C.
l948
Gilbert, Arthur C.
Vibrations Engineer
Piasecki Helicopter Corporation
Morton, Pennsylvania
l949
Giuseppe, Angelo
Rotary Wing Engineer
V. C. Menotti22
Milano, Italy
l949
Glad, Nicholas C.
Engineer
Sikorsky Aircraft
Bridgeport, Connecticut
l949
Gluhareff, Michael E.
Chief Engineer
Sikorsky Aircraft Division
Bridgeport, Connecticut
Gluhareff, Serge E.
Ass't Eng. Manager
Sikorsky Aircraft
Bridgeport l, Connecticut
Gluhareff, Eugene
Research Engineer
Sikorsky Aircraft Division
Bridgeport, Connecticut
Goodwin, E. C.
Vice-President
Hoppi-Copters, Inc.
Boeing Field
Seattle 8, Washington
l948
Goss, Norman
Engineer
Roteron Company
Los Angeles, California
l943
Gosset, Ad. Chief Roland
French Air Force
Made over 9000 flights in autogiro
One of l000 Km.
Total flying time 900 hours.
Gottlieb, Selma G.
Aero. Engr. and Chief Aero-
dynamicist
Snycer- Gottlieb
66 W. 55th Street,
New York l9, New York
Graham, Lt. Stewart R.
U. S.C.G. Base, Rotarv Wing Unit
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Granville, Thomas
Designer
Kaman Aircraft Corporation
Windsor Locks, Pa.
l949
Former builder of famous Gee
Bee racers of the l930's.
Gregory, Col. H. F.
H.Q. USAF Directorate of
Training and Requirements
Washington, D. C.
l948
Guerrieri, Mario A.
Engineer
New Castle, Delaware
1950
Convertible Aire. Development
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X. PERSONALITIES ( PAST AND PRESENT )
Guignard, Jacques
Pilot
26 Rue De Chartre, Orsay
(SeO) France
Gustafson, F. B.
Aerodynamicist
NACA, Langley Field, Virginia
Hafner, Raoul
Chief Engineer
Helicopter Department
Bristol Aeroplane Co. Ltd.
Bristol, England
First helicopter built in Vienna in
l930. Also built gyroplane with
feathering pitch control. This was
followed by wartime rotorchutes,
etc. His first postwar project
was the Bristol l7l.
Haig, C. R., Jr.
Haig Helicopter Company
Oakland Municipal Airport
Oakland, California,
l948
Hamilton, Dale
Design Engineer
Piasecki Helicopter Corporation
Morton, Pennsylvania
l947
Hamilton, S. E.
President
Hamilton Helicopter
6005 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland
l948
Hardy, Cyrus W
Engineer
Rotary Wing Branch
A.M.C. Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio
l950
Harper, James E.
Pilot
Pest Control Ltd.
l949
Hawley, Murray
N. Y. Helicopter Corporation
New York, New York
l948
Hays, R. R.
Inventor
Lawrence, Kansas
l950
Head, Robert E.
Helicopter Aerodynamicist
McDonnell Aircraft Corporation
St. Louis, Missouri
l949
Hendel, James N.
Sr. Test Engineer
Sikorsky Aircraft
Bridgeport, Connecticut
l949
Hewitt, Custis W.
Doman-Helicopters, Inc.
Danbury, Connecticut
l948
Hildes-Heim, Erik
l28 Rowland Road
Fairfield, Connecticut
l948
Piloted the Danish Ellehammer
helicopter in the early l900's.
Hiller, Stanley, Jr.
President
United Helicopters
Palo Alto, California
l950
Builder of several successful
coaxial and tail rotor helicopters.
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X. PERSONALITIES ( PAST AND PRESENT )
Hilton, Ralph W.
Rotorplane Corporation
Los Angeles, California
l943
Hirotsu, Mari
Yokohama Tech. College
Japan
Professor, Helicopter Research for
Army and Navy during World War-2.
Hirsch, Harold
Hughes Aircraft Company
Culver City, California
1954
Hittner, Alvin
Stress Analyst
Piasecki Helicopter Corporation
Morton, Pennsylvania
l949
Hohenemser, Kurt
Chief Aerodynamicist
Helicopter Division
McDonnell Aircraft Corporation
St. Louis, Missouri
Formerly with Flettner in Germany
Hovgard, Paul
Glenn L. Martin Co.
Baltimore, Maryland
l949
Formerly General Manager of Piasecki
During the early l930's, Hovgard was
an engineer-pilot on the Wilford gyro-
plane .
Huber, Bud
Public Relations Department
Piasecki Helicopter Corporation
Morton, Pennsylvania
l949
Hugenholtz, J.
Netherlands Aero & Helicopter Co.
l947
Huitric, Jean
France
Head of Aero Club of France.
Director of Societe Giravia (LePere)
in l947.
Hunt, W. E.
Teicher-Hunt Helicopters
The Cottage, Brooklyn, Conn.
l949
Formerly Proj. Eng'r XR-4 XR-5
Hunter, Howard, Jr.
Flight Test Engineer
Sikorsky Aircraft
Bridgeport, Connecticut
l949
Hurkamp, Charles H., Jr.
Ch. Engineer, Helicopter Division
McDonnell Aircraft Corporation
St. Louis, Missouri
l949
Irvin, Leslie L.
Irvin-Bell Helicopter Sales Ltd.
Icknield Way, Letchworth
Herts, England
Isacco, Vittorio
MATRAS^Societe Mechanique
D'Aviation Traction
l0 Rue Villot
La Corneneuve, (Seine) France
l948
Pioneer helicopter builder in
France, Britain and U.S.S.R. during
the l9 20 - 30 period. In l947,
Isacco developed a rotorchute for
Bevan Bros. in England.
Ivanoff, Victor A.
Chief Engineer
General Helicopters, Inc.
New York l0, New York
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X. PERSONALITIES ( PAST AND PRESENT )
Jacoby, Donald
Engineer
United Helicopters, Inc.
Palo Alto, California
l949
Janca, Frantisek
Czechoslovakia
Helicopter pilot trained at Osterman
Aero Co., Stockholm, l947.
Jason, Lewis N.
Purchasing Agent
Piasecki Helicopter Corporation
Morton, Pennsylvania
l950
Formerly with Kellett.
Jensen, Charles T.
Rotary Wings, Inc.
Jensen Field
Sacremento, California
Jensen, Martin
400 E. 52nd Street
New York, New York
l950
Formerly with Bendix Helicopters.
Johnson, J.A.
9 Meridan Dr.
Short Hills, New Jersey
1954
Formerly with Bendix Helicopters
Johnson, Ralph W.
Stress and Vibration Engineer
Piasecki Helicopter Corporation
Morton, Pennsylvania
l949
Jovanovich, D. K.
McCulloch Motors
Los Angeles, California
l950
Formerly with Fleetwings, Higgins,
Bossi and Helicopter Engineering
and Research Corporation of
Bluebell, Pa.
Korwin, Count Joseph De
La-Madelaine
Cannes, France
l938
Exponent of reciprocating and
rotating rotor system. Formed
the Korwin Flyer Co. of Chicago
in l93l. Later in England he tested
a model of his rotor system.
Kaman, Charles
President
Kaman Aircraft Corporation
Windsor Locks, Connecticut
Kaplan, David H.
Engineer
Doman Helicopters, Inc.
banbury, Connecticut
Katani, Kannoryo
Japan
Autogiro research for Army and
Navy
l945
Katzenberger, Edward
Project Engineer
Sikorsky Aircraft
Bridgeport, Connecticut
l950
Kawachi, Kazuhiko
Japan
Autogiro research for Army and
Navy
l945
Kay, David
Kay Gyroplanes Ltd.
l09 Newington Road
Edinburgh, Scotland
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X. PERSONALITIES ( PAST AND PRESENT)
Keast, Edward
Piasecki Helicopter Corporation
Morton, Pennsylvania
l947
Kee, Robert M.
Project Engineer
Sikorsky Aircraft
Bridgeport, Connecticut
l949
Kellett, W. W.
President
Kellett Aircraft Corporation
Camden, New Jersey
Exponent of rotary wing aircraft
since l930. Since that time, his
company has produced a series
of autogiros and helicopters.
Kelley, Bartram
Development Engineer
Bell Aircraft Corporation
P. O. Box l, Buffalo, New York
l950
Kelley, Frank H., Jr.
Western Helicopter Operations, Inc.
Farragut, Idaho
l947
Kellin, Bengt
Pilot
Civil Aeronautics Agency
Stockholm, Sweden
l949
Kephart, Clair R.
Engineer
Piasecki Helicopter Corporation
Morton, Pennsylvania
l949
Keuhne, Charles
Chief Civilian Engineer
Rotary Wing Branch
A.M.C. Wright Field
Dayton, Ohio
l950
Killgore, R. G.
Techno-Scientific Company
Yonkers, New York
l947
Kimball, Wilbur R.
New York, New York
Kimball was a pioneer American
helicopter constructor who built
a multi-rotor helicopter in l908.
He died during the early part of
World War-2.
Kirchenberg, G.
A.E.G. Company
Germany
l944
Supervised work on the AEG
helicopter antenna.
Kirsten, Prof. Frederick
Guggenheim Hall
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington
Has published results of cyclogiro
work in the University of Washing-
ton Experimental Station Bulletin.
Klein, Norbert Herman
Aero. Engineer
Piasecki Helicopter Corporation
Morton, Pennsylvania
l949
Klemin, Dr. Alexander
Dr. Klemin was a well known
exponent of rotary wing air-
craft. While at N. Y. U., and
under his direction, a number
of rotary wing wind tunnel tests
were conducted for the industry.
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During l949-50 he was President
of the American Helicopter
Society. He died suddenly in
March l950. More than any other
person he deserves the title of
teacher to the rotary wing industry.
Klopp, J. W.
Lt. Commander, U.S.N.
Bureau of Aeronautics Representative
Piasecki Helicopter Corporation
Morton, Pennsylvania
Knecht, Robert S.
Asst. Head, Observation and
Rotary Wing Design
Bureau of Aeronautics
NavvDept., Washington, D. C.
l950
Knapp, William
Lt. Commander, U.S.N.
V.O.S. Desk, Navy Dept.
Bureau of Aeronautics
Washington, D. C.
l950
Kowalski, John Paul
Piasecki Helicopter Corporation
Morton, Pennsylvania
l948
Kriegsmann, Elizabeth M.
Research Engineer
Rotary Wing Aircraft, A. M. C.
Wright Patterson Air Force Base
Dayton, Ohio
l950
Kurkjian, Haig
Professor and Engineer of
Helicopter Aerodynamics
Quaker City School of Aeronautics
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Formerly with Kellett
Labensky, Boris (Bob)
Chief Project Engineer
Sikorskv Aircraft Division
Stratford, Connecticut
l950
Lame, Maurice
74 Victor-Hugo
Boulogne (Seine), France
Pioneer rotary wing engineer.
Author of "Le Vol Vertical" l934.
(Note: copies are still available
from the author at $7.00 each.)
Landgraf, Fred M.
2l23 W. 79th Street
Los Angeles 44, California
l949
Built convertible type aircraft
during the l930's. Formerly head
of his own company which was dis-
solved in l949.
Landis, R. B.
Glenn L. Martin,
Rotor Wings Division
North Wales, Pennsylvania
l948
Formerly with Firestone
Langdon, Jessee D.
Bell, California
l93l
Built a helicopter in l93l.
Larsen, Agnew
"Pinecroft"
Route 202, Bucks County
New Britain, Pennsylvania
l949
Chairman of Helicopter Council,
Aircraft Industries Association l949.
Formerly associated with Pitcairn
for a number of years. In l948 was
head of Rotawing Division of Glenn
L. Martin.
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Larson, Leonard
Lefever, Charles W.
Executive Assistant
General Manager
Marquardt Aircraft Company
Prewitt Aircraft Company
780l Hayvenhurst Avenue
Clifton Heights, Pennsylvania
Van Nuys, California
l950
l949
Lefort, Pierre
Larson, Martin
Chief du Bureau de Calculs du
Laboratory Superintendent
Department Helicopteres
Prewitt Aircraft Company
S.N.C.A. Nord
Clifton Heights, Pennsylvania
20 Rue Vernier
l950
Paris (7 eme) France
Formerly with Kellett
l950
Laskowitz, I. B.
Leger, Maurice
Inventor
Musee Oceanographique
284 Eastern Pkwy.
De Monaco
Brooklyn 25, New York
l905
Cyclogiro work during the
In l950, the Museum maintained
l930's.
records of the late Leger's work.
Laufer, Theodor
LePere, George
Theory and Jet Research Engineer
l5 Rue Raynourd
SNCA S.O.
Paris, France
l949
l947
Formerly with Doblhoff
Pioneer airplane and autogiro
Lave lie, Thomas
builder.
Lavelle Aircraft Company
Lemont, Harold E., Jr.
Newtown, Pennsylvania
Engineer
l950
Piasecki Helicopter Corporation
Morton, Pennsylvania
Laville, M.
l950
Engineer
Formerly with Sikorsky and
Societe Nationale de Constroction
Helicopter Engineering and Con-
Aeronautiques du Sud-Ouest
struction Corporation.
2 rue de Larnac
Courbevoie (Seine), France
Leonard, Lloyd
l949
Convertible Aircraft Researcher
l950
Leavitt, Lou
Formerly with NACA and Thompson
Pilot
Industries.
98 Northrup Road
Drexel Hill, Pa.
LePage, Lawrence
l950
l528 Walnut Street
Rotary wing pilot since l930.
Philadelphia 2, Pa.
l949
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X. PERSONALITIES ( PAST AND PRESENT )
Lesser, Bert
Long, H. D.
Sr. Structural Engineer
Rotary Wings, Inc.
Sikorsky Aircraft
Jensen Field
Bridgeport, Connecticut
Sacramento, California
l949
l949
Liberatore, Eugene K.
Lundberg, Bo
Project Engineer
Aero. Research Institute of Sweden
Prewitt Aircraft Company
Ranhammarsvagen l2
Clifton Heights, Pa.
Ulrsunda, Sweden
l950
l949
Lichten, Robert L.
Machlachlan, T. H.
Engineer
President
Bell Aircraft Company
Hoppi-Copters, Inc.
Buffalo, New York
Seattle, Washington
l950
l949
Formerly with Kellett.
Magill, Gilbert
Lightfoot, R. B.
President
Chief of Flight Research
Rotorcraft Corporation
Sikorsky Aircraft
l204 Airway Drive
Bridgeport, Connecticut
Glendale, California
l950
l949
Former President of American
Helicopter Society.
Main, David W.
Inventor
3l0 First Nat'l Bank Building
Lindenbaum, Bernard
Denver, Colorado
Chief, Rotary Wing Section
Aero. Branch, Aire. Lab.
Mamrol, Frank E.
WADC, WPAFB, Ohio
Piasecki Helicopter Corporation
Morton, Pennsylvania
Liptrot, Capt. R. N.
l947
l9l Eastcote Lane
Mann, Kenneth
South Harrow, Middlesex, England
Structural Engineer
l950
Rotor Craft Corporation
Helicopter pilot since the late l920's.
l946
With the British Ministry of Supply
until l949. Currently with British
Mantel," H.
European Airways.
Van Eyecklei 39
Antwerp, Belgium
Loening, Grover
l948
Chairman, NACA Helicopter Subcomm.
Washington, D. C.
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X. PERSONALITIES ( PAST AND PRESENT )
58
Marchetti, M.
Chief Prod. Engr. SNCASE
Societe Nationale de Constructions
Aeronautiques du Sud-Est
24 Avenue Marceau
Paris (8 eme) France
l948
Marquardt, Roy E.
President
Marquardt Aircraft Co.
780i Hayvenhurst Avenue
Van Nuvs, California
l949
Marsh, H. A.
Pilot-Engineer
Bristol Airplane Company
i949
Chairman of the Helicopter
Association of Great Britain
Marsh, J. C.
Shop Supt.
Eastern Rotorcraft Company
Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
l950
Marthens, Charles
Pilot
Arizona Helicopter Service
Tuscon, Arizona
l949
Martin, B. E.
Managing Director
Hoppi-Copters Ltd.
England
l949
Martin, George P.
Sales Manager
Parsons Industries, Inc.
Mashman, Joseph
Test Pilot
Bell Aircraft Corporation
Buffalo, New York
l947
Mattox, Robert
Production Manager
Piasecki Helicopter Corporation
Morton, Pennsylvania
l949
Mayerson, Chester D.
Helicopter Consulting Forum
6 Sickles Avenue
New Rochelle, New York
l948
Formerly with Bell and Sikorsky.
Mazzitelli, Frederick R.
Aerodynamicist
Piasecki Helicopter Corporation
Morton, Pennsylvania
l949
McClarren, Ralph H.
Assoc. Director - Aviation
Franklin Institute
Parkway at 20th Street
Philadelphia 3, Pa.
l950
McClements, A.
British European Airways
Helicopter Unit
8 Hill St., London Wl, England
l949
McDonald, J. Wallace
Ass't Chief - Aerodynamics
Piasecki Helicopter Corporation
Morton, Pennsylvania
l949
l948
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X. PERSONALITIES ( PAST AND PRESENT )
McDonald, John
Engineering Consultant
Autogiro Company of America
Glenside, Pa.
l946
Chief Aerodynamicist at G & A
Aircraft l943-45.
McDonnell, J. S., Jr.
President
McDonnellAircraft Corporation
St. Louis, Missouri
McFann, Robert A.
Test Engineer
Piasecki Helicopter Corporation
Morton, Pennsylvania
l947
Mclntyre, H. S.
United Helicopters
Palo Alto, California
l948
Meyers, Donald N.
Asst. Chief, Research and
Development
Piasecki Helicopter Corporation
Morton, Pennsylvania
l949
Miki, Tetsuo
Osaka Imperial University
Osaka, Japan
l945
Professor. Chief of Committee on
Rotary Wing Aircraft for Army and
Navy. Reproduced the Kellett auto-
giro in Japan.
Millan, Gregorio
Plaza Gabriel Miro-l
Madrid, Spain
l948
Miller, Charles C.
Design Engineer
Piasecki Helicopter Corporation
Morton, Pennsylvania
l949
Formerly with Kellett.
Miller, Charles Hart
Executive V. P. and Gen'l Manager
Piasecki Helicopter Corporation
Morton, Pennsylvania
l949
Miller, R. H.
Associate Professor
Mass. Institute of Technology
Cambridge, Massachusetts
l949
Mitchell, Harry W.
Pilot
Helicopter Services of California
San Francisco, California
l949
Formerly test pilot for Bell.
Montgomery, Giles
Doman-Helicopters, Inc.
Danbury, Connecticut
l949
Morain, Paul
Chief Engineer
SNCA S.O.
8 Rue Des Eaux
Paris l6, France
l948
Morris, C. L. (Les)
Sales
Helicopter Utilities, Inc.
Westchester County Airport
White Plains, New York
l949
Formerly with Sikorsky and Bendix.
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X. PERSONALITIES ( PAST AND PRESENT )
Morrissey, Gerard
Helicopter Insurance
Castonguay, Morrissey and Cheney.
l Lewis Street
Hartford, Connecticut
Morrissey, J. V.
Kaman Aircraft
Windsor Locks, Connecticut
l948
Neal, George C.
Helicopter Council
Aircraft Industries Ass'n of Am.
Washington 5, D. C.
l948
Nelson, E.
Sikorsky Aircraft
Bridgeport, Connecticut
l947
Moses, Robert D.
Piasecki Helicopter Corporation
Morton, Pennsylvania
l948
Mueller, Leonard E.
Chief Engineer
Safti-Copter Company
2554 La Fiesta Avenue
Altadena, California
Mulvey, Hugh
Chief of Structures
Piasecki Helicopter Corporation
Morton, Pennsylvania
Formerly with Kellett
Murray, W. R.
Chief Test Pilot
Kaman Aircraft Corporation
Windsor Locks, Connecticut
l949
Myers, Garry C., Jr.
Engineer
McDonnell Aircraft Corporation
St. Louis, Missouri
l948
Myers, G. F. (Doc)
Patent Attorney
35l6 80th Street
Jackson Heights, L. I., New York
l950
Pioneer American helicopter builder
since l904.
Nemeth, S. Paul
President
Nemeth Helicopter Corporation
4054 N. Central Avenue
Chicago, Illinois
l950
Nesbitt, E. J.
Sales Engineer
Sikorsky Aircraft
Bridgeport, Connecticut
l948
Niehaus, Owen
Chief Test Pilot
Bell Aircraft Company
Buffalo, New York
l949
Nikolsky, Alexander A.
Prof. Rotary Wing Engineering
Princeton University
Princeton, New Jersey
Oehmichen, Etienne
College De France
Valentigney (Doubs) France
l949
Pioneer French helicopter builder
since l920.
Olade, Capt. Potenciano V.
Helicopter Pilot
Philippine Air Force
l949
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X. PERSONALITIES ( PAST AND PRESENT )
Olshevsky, Dimitry E.
Perry, Julian P.
Engineer
Partner
Helicopter Corp. of America
Eastern Rotorcraft Company
Flushing, Long Island, New York
P. O. Box l7l
l943
Willow Grove, Pa.
Formerly Chief Engineer at
Osborn, Robert R.
Firestone Aircraft.
Chief Engineer, Helicopter Div.
McDonnell Aircraft Corporation
Perry, Thomas O.
St. Louis, Missouri
Oak Park, Illinois
l948
l920
Built coaxial rotor helicopter in
Pack, Harry S.
the l920's.
Vice President
Piasecki Helicopter Corporation
Pescara, Raoul Pateras
Morton, Pennsylvania
Sigma Motor Company
l950
Lyons, France
l950
Page, William T.
Pioneer helicopter builder l920-30 in
Rotawings
France and Spain. Currently working
Washington, D. C.
on jet driven rotor.
l949
Piasecki, Frank
Papadakos, Peter J.
President
Gyrodyne Company of America
Piasecki Helicopter Corporation
New York, New York
Morton, Pennsylvania
l950
Produced the PV-2 tail rotor helicop-
ter during the War, followed by a
Parsons, John T.
series of successful tandem rotor
Vice President
machines.
Parsons Corporation
Traverse Citv, Michigan
Pierpoint, Thomas R. (Ren)
l949
Service Manager
Piasecki Helicopter Corporation
Pearson, W. H.
Morton, Pennsylvania
W. H. Pearson and Son
l00 E. Lancaster Avenue
Pitcairn, Harold F.
Wavne, Pa.
Autogiro Co. of America
l949
l6l6 Walnut St., Philadelphia, Pa.
l950
Pentecost, Horace T.
Introduced the autogiro to America
H. T. Pentecost and Associates
in the l930's.
Until l949, President of Hoppi-Copters
Inc., Seattle, Washington.
Piatt, Haviland H.
Engineering Consultant
l9 E. 53rd St., New York 22, N. Y.
i950
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X. PERSONALITIES ( PAST AND PRESENT )
62
Formerly Chief Engineer of Piatt
LePage.
Plenefisch, Adolph
Sikorsky Aircraft Division
Bridgeport, Connecticut
PlumbjDonald M.
Project Engineer
Sikorsky Aircraft
Bridgeport, Connecticut
l947
Pogue, L. Welch
Aircraft Industries Association
Washington, D. C.
Poulin, Herman A.
President
Central Aircraft
Yakima, Washington
l947
Prewitt, Richard H.
President
Prewitt Aircraft Company
Clifton Heights, Pa.
1950
Formerly Chief Engineer of
Kellett l933-46.
Price, Allen
Assistant Chief Engineer
Stanley Aviation Corporation
Buffalo, New York
l949
Formerly with Bell and McDonnell.
Pullin, C. G.
Cierva Autogiro Co. Ltd.
Southampton Airport
Southampton, Hants, England
i949
Autogiro and helicopter designer.
Pullin, R. A.
Pilot
Cierva Autogiro Co. Ltd
Airport, Southampton, England
Ransan, Charles W.
Aero. Engineer
Piasecki Helicopter Corporation
Morton, Pennsylvania
l949
Raser, William H.
Piasecki Helicopter Corporation
Morton, Pennsylvania
l948
Rasche, W. L.
Vice President and Chief Engineer
Rotowing Corporation
l40 Cutoff Road, Fort Worth, Texas
l948
Ray, James G.
Consultant
l507 M. St. N. W.
Washington, D. C.
l950
Reder, Otto
Bad Driburg
Postfach 200
Germany
l948
Formerly with Flettner Company
and Cierva Company in England.
Reed, John M.
Production Engineer
Sikorsky Aircraft
Bridgeport, Connecticut
l949
Reeder, J. P.
N.A.C.A.
Langley Field, Virginia
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X. PERSONALITIES ( PAST AND PRESENT )
Reidy, T. H.
President
Helicopter Air Service, Inc.
Northbrook, Illinois
l949
Renoux, Pierre
SNCA du Sud-Est
24 Avenue Marceau
Paris (8 eme) France
l949
Rice, G. E.
Sales manager
United Helicopters, Inc.
Palo Alto, California
l949
Richardson, David Allen
Power Plant Designer
Piasecki Helicopter Corporation
Morton, Pennsylvania
l949
Ricklefs, James S.
President
Rick Helicopters, Inc.
Los Angeles, California
l949
Rieseler, Walter
Germany
Developed the gyroplane in the U.S.
with E. B. Wilford during the l930's.
Went back to Germany to build heli-
copters. Died suddenly.
Ritti, Edward A.
Piasecki Helicopter Corporation
Morton, Pennsylvania
l947
Roberts, Rov C.
Roy C. Roberts Helicopter Company
Cornishville, Kentucky
l948
Rochte, Lt. Col. Lucius S.
Chief Cargo and Misc. Section
Engineering Projects
Engineering Division
Wright Patterson Air Force Base
Dayton, Ohio
Rodgers, Donald A.
Piasecki Helicopter Corporation
Morton, Pennsylvania
l947
Rohrer, F. C.
Test Pilot
Kaman Aircraft
Windsor Locks, Connecticut
l947
Rolz, Franz
Zell-Am-Zee
Bohn Hofstrasse l54
Germany
l945
Roman, A.
Aeronautical Designer
ll0 West 46th Street
New York l9, New York
l950
Rosen, Dexter
Engineer
Bell Aircraft Corporation
Buffalo, New York
Ross, Robert S.
Engineer
Goodyear Aircraft Corporation
Akron, Ohio
l950
Ryan, James V. (Jim)
Chief Test Pilot
Piasecki Helicopter Corporation
Morton, Pennsylvania
i949
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PERSONALITIES ( PAST AND PRESENT )
Sassanan, William E.
Flight Test Crew Chief
Piasecki Helicopter Corporation
Morton, Pennsylvania
l948
Schakel, Karl
7527 Oxford Drive
Clayton, Missouri
l949
Formerly with Aeronautical Products
and American Helicopter Company.
Schaub, Carlton H.
Design Engineer
Piasecki Helicopter Corporation
Morton, Pennsylvania
l949
Schuler, Llewellyn
Project Engineer
Kaman Aircraft Corporation
Windsor Locks, Connecticut
Sefeldt, Nils Olof
Helicopter Instructor
Osterman Aero. Company
Stockholm, Sweden
Seibel, Charles M.
Seibel Helicopter Company
Wilson Field
Wichita, Kansas
l950
Schlesinger, Elmer
President
Helicopter Services of California
l Montgomery Street
San Francisco 4, California
l949
Schouw, A. C.
Schouw Aeronautical .Research
28950 Lathrup Bid.
Birmingham, Michigan
l948
Schmidt, R.
AEG Company
Berlin, Germany
Developed antenna helicopter for
AEG Company l933-36.
Sciarroni, Fulvio R.
Experimental Supervisor,
Helicopter Shop
McDonnell Aircraft Corporation
St. Louis, Missouri
Short, V. Roxor
Sikorsky Aircraft
Bridgeport, Connecticut
l947
Treasurer, American Helicopter
Society.
Sikorsky, Igor Alexis ("Professor")
Chief Aerodynamicist
Sikorsky Aircraft
Bridgeport, Connecticut
l950
Sikorsky, Igor I.
Sikorsky Aircraft Division
Bridgeport, Connecticut
l950
Pioneer builder of helicopters and
multi-engined aircraft. Developed
the VS-300 in the late l930's. This
led to the beginning of the helicopter
industry in the U.S.
l949
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X. PERSONALITIES ( PAST AND PRESENT )
Siltanen, John
Piasecki Helicopter Corporation
Morton, Pennsylvania
l950
Former Air Force representative
in London.
Simmons, Paul, Jr.
Propeller Laboratory
A.M.C. Wright Field
Davton, Ohio
l949
Sissingh, G. H.
"Uplands'*
Tilford, Surrey, England
l949
Formerly with Flettner
Slessinger, Wayne
Sales Pilot
J. D. Reed Company
Houston, Texas
l949
Slivinsky, Cornell J.
Stress Analysist "A"
Piasecki Helicopter Corporation
Morton, Pennsylvania
l949
Sloan, Llovd H.
Aerodynamic ist
Piasecki Corporation
Morton, Pennsylvania
l949
Smallberg, Merle
Marquardt Aircraft Company
Venice, California
l948
Smith, H. F.
Sikorsky Aircraft Division
Bridgeport, Connecticut
l948
Spindell, Phillip E.
Project Engineer
Kellett Aircraft Corporation
North Wales, Pa.
l949
Squire, H. B.
Aerodynamics Department
Royal Aircraft Establishment
Farnborough, England
l949
Stalker, Edward A.
Stalker Development Company
Bay City, Michigan
l949
Stanley, Paul
Chief Engineer
Autogiro Company of America
Glens ide, Pennsylvania
l950
Engineer for A.C.A. since the
early l930's.
Stefano, Nicholas M.
Chief Engineer
American Helicopter Co., Inc.
Manhattan Beach, Cal.
1954
Formerly with Hughes
Stepniewiski, Wieslaw Z.
Chief of Aerodynamics
Piasecki Helicopter Corporation
Morton, Pennsylvania
l950
Stout, William B.
P. O. Box 4035
Phoenix, Arizona
l949
Strickler, John F., Jr.
Assistant Chief Engineer
Bell Aircraft
Buffalo, New York l948
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X. PERSONALITIES ( PAST AND PRESENT )
66
Stuart, Joseph in
Project Engineer
United Helicopters, Inc.
l350 Willow Road
Palo Alto, California
l949
Stulen, Frank
Parsons Industries
Traverse City, Michigan
l949
Sullivan, Robert
Flight Test Engineer
Sikorsky Aircraft Division
Bridgeport, Connecticut
l949
Sznycer, Bernard
Sznycer and Gottlieb
Aero. Engineers
66 West 55th Street
New York l9, New York
l949
Thomas, James
Pilot
Helicopter Services of California
San Francisco, California
l949
Thomas, Paul W.
l2 S. l2th Street
Philadelphia, Pa.
l949
Formerly with Pitcairn
Thomas, William H.
President
Roteron Helicopter Corporation
Los Angeles 26, California
l948
Thomas, William W.
Production Design Engineer
Piasecki Helicopter Corporation
Morton, Pennsvlvania
l949
Thompson, Harold
Engineering & Demonstration Pilot
Sikorsky Aircraft Division
Bridgeport, Connecticut
l949
Thomson , Alan C.
Shop Head
American Helicopter Co.
Lamita, California
l949
Formerly with U.S. Propeller Co.,
Pasenda, California and
Marquardt Aviation
Tiedje, R. T.
The Rotorcraft Corporation
Los Angeles, California
l946
Timm, Otto
Timm Aircraft Corporation
Van Nuys, California
Rotor testing project announced
l943.*
Tingley, Robert E.
Administrative Engineer
Piasecki Helicopter Corporation
Morton, Pennsylvania
l947
Tobey, Harry
Ass't Chief of Stress
Piasecki Helicopter Corporation
Morton, Pennsylvania
l949
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67
Tolomeo, Albert J.
Layout Engineer
Sikorsky Aircraft
Bridgeport, Connecticut
l949
Tompkins, Lewis V.
Engineer
Piasecki Helicopter
Morton, Pennsylvania
l948
Towson, George
Pilot
Helicopter Engineering and
Research Corporation
Boulevard Airport
Philadelphia l4, Penna.
l948
Test flew Herrick convertaplane,
Focke FA-330 kite.
Trainor, Robert J.
Piasecki Helicopter Corporation
Morton, Pennsylvania
l950
Tremper, Henry Stever
Pilot
Piasecki Helicopter Corporation
Morton, Pennsylvania
l950
Trey, Serge
Carlat Development Corporation
l53 -l6 l0th Avenue
Whitestone, L. I., New York
l948
Trelease, Walter V.
Piasecki Helicopter Corporation
Morton, Pennsylvania
Formerly Factory Manager at
Kellett Aircraft Corporation.
Tuttle, Ralph M.
Project Engineer
Piasecki Helicopter Corporation
Morton, Pennsylvania
l949
U.S.S.R.
The development of helicopters in
the U.S.S.R. began in l925 at
Z. A. G. I. under the supervision of
Boris N. Yuryev. Yuryev was at
the head of the group until l937 when
he was replaced by Prof. Izakson.
Prof. Cheremukhin assisted, serv-
ing primarily as pilot-engineer.
The following individuals have also
been associated with helicopter
development:
K. A. Bunkin
D. I. Antonov
I. P. Bratukhin
V. P. Lapisov
G. I. Solnsev
I. J. Nikitin
D. T. Masitski
B. J. Zherebtsov
M. S. Abolduev
A. A. Dokutchaev
Concurrent research was carried
out on the autogiro. Engineers
taking part in this development
include:
N. I. Kamov
V. A. Kuznetsov
N. K. Skrzhinski
M. L. Mil
V. G. Petrunin
A. N. Mikhailov
A. P. Proskuryakov
V. M. Kvashin
B. V. Bogatyrev
Some of the engineers listed here
are known to be currently active in
rotary wing aircraft development.
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Vanderlip, Edward G.
Von Bahr, Rolf
Piasecki Helicopter Corporation
Pilot
Morton, Pennsylvania
A.B. Helikopter-Fly
l948
Arsenalsgatan 4
Stockholm, Sweden
Velasquez, Joseph L.
l948
Design Engineer
Piasecki Helicopter Corporation
Von Baumhauer, A. G.
Morton, Pennsylvania
Netherlands
l948
Built and tested a tail rotor helicop-
ter l925-30, while associated with
Velkoff, Henry R.
Government Aeronautical Labora-
Propeller Laboratory
tory. He died around l938.
AMC - Wright Field
Dayton, Ohio
Vogtle, John C.
l950
Stress Engineer
Piasecki Helicopter Corporation
VHlard, H.
Morton, Pennsylvania
Pioneer French-Belgian helicopter
l949
constructor. Data on his work
available from Tony Orta, Director
Von Karman, Theodore
General, S. A. B. E. N. A., l45 Rue
l50l South Marengo Avenue
Royale, Bruxelles, Belgium.
Pasadena, California
l949
i949
Built coaxial rotor helicopter in
Viner, Dimitry (Jimmy)
Austria during World War-l to-
Chief Test Pilot
gether with Petroczy and Zurovec.
Sikorsky Aircraft
Bridgeport, Connecticut
Vullierme, Marcel
l950
SNCA Du Nord
Issv Les-Moulineaux, France
Vineyard, Barkley
l947
Pilot
Former Breguet Associate.
African Films, Inc.
St. Joseph, Missouri
Wachs, Miller A.
Pilot for Heli-Safari photographic
Development Engineer
mission to Africa.
Sikorsky Aircraft
l949
Bridgeport, Connecticut
Von Asboth, Oscar
l947
EVA-UTCA l4
Wagner, Robert A.
Budapest, Hungary
Chief Engineer
l948
Hiller Helicopters Inc.
Pioneer helicopter builder since
Palo Alto, California
l9l7.
195^
Formerly with McCulloch
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X. PERSONALITIES ( PAST AND PRESENT )
Wallman, Sune
Helicopter Pilot
Osterman Aero Company
Stockholm, Sweden
l949
Watson, Kenneth
Chief Mechanical Engineer
Cierva Autogiro Co. Ltd.
Southampton, England
l948
Watson, Roland
Project Engineer
Hoppi-copters
Boeing Field, Washington
l948
Watteyne, A.
Bruxelles Forest 79 rue Roosendaal
Belgium
l949
Weir, James George
Chairman, Cierva Autogiro Co. Ltd.
Director of G & J Weir Ltd.
Weisner, Wavne
Chief Engineer
United Helicopters, Inc.
Palo Alto, California
l949
West, Kenneth L.
Annandale, New Jersey
l948
Westlund, Lars
Pilot
Osterman Aero Company
Stockholm, Sweden
l949
Whelan, B. L.
General Manager
Sikorsky Aircraft Division
Bridgeport, Connecticut
l950
Wigdortchik, L. S.
British European Airways
Helicopter Unit
8 Hill Street
London Wl, England
l949
Wilford, E. Burke
Wilford Building
33rd and Arch Street
Philadelphia, Pa.
l950
Pioneered the gyroplane in the U.S.
Exponent of convertible aircraft.
Wood, Charles, Jr.
Chief Test Pilot and Manager,
Helicopter Contracts
McDonnell Aircraft Corporation
St. Louis, Missouri
l950
Woods, Harris L.
Route l, Dover, Pa.
l948
Yasecko, Joseph S.
A.M.C.
Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio
Young, Arthur M.
Paoli, Pennsylvania
l949
Developed stabilizing system as
used on Bell helicopters.
Young, R. A.
Engineer
Bureau of Aeronautics
Navy Department
Washington, D. C.
l950
Author of "Helicopter Engineering"
Formerly with Kellett.
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PERSONALITIES ( PAST AND PRESENT )
Zakhartchenko, C. L.
National Bureau of Standards
Washington, D. C.
l949
Formerly Chief Engineer of
Helicopter Division of McDonnell
Aircraft Corporation.
Zimmerman, Charles
Engineer
N.A.C.A.
Washington, D. C.
l949
Convertible aircraft designer
(Vought V473 and XF5U-l)
Zins, Lt. Col. W.E.
Chief, Rotary Wing &
Liaison Branch
Dir. of Air Weapon Systems
WADC, WPAFB, Ohio
195^
Oleksak, William
Assistant Chief,
Rotary Wing Section
Aero. Branch, Aire. Lab.
WADC, WPAFB, Ohio
1954
3 9015 01824 7497
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