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Edward Henry Heinemann National Medal of Science Awarded In 1982

Edward Henry Heinemann

Edward Henry Heinemann

Award Name : National Medal of Science

Year of Award : 1982

Award for : Engineering

Location : Saginaw, Michigan, United States


Edward Henry Heinemann was a noted military aircraft designer for the Douglas Aircraft Company. He was born on March 14, 1908 in Saginaw, Michigan. He moved to International Aircraft and to Moreland Aircraft as Chief Engineer. Heinemann proved his concepts as the test pilot of the aircraft that he designed. In 1930, he joined Northrop Aircraft Corporation as Project Engineer, but it was as Vice President for Military Engineering for Douglas Aircraft Company in 1936 that he achieved his greatest design triumphs. In 1962, he became Corporate President of Engineering with General Dynamics, the position he occupied until his retirement in 1973. He continues to be active and makes his rare talents available to the aerospace industry. He received the National Medal Of Science in 1982.                


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