George H. Prudden (1896-1964) was a pioneer aviator and aircraft designer. He designed and built (with Bill Stout) the all-metal
plane for the U.S. Navy and built the first internally-stressed wing. The collection consists of correspondence, clippings,
and photographs related to Prudden's career in aviation.
Prudden was born in Minnesota in 1896; attended University of Minnesota; designed and built (with Bill Stout) the all-metal
plane for the U.S. Navy; developed his elastic center of inertia formula; built the first internally-stressed wing in the
U.S.; organized the Prudden-San Diego Airplane Company, 1927, which later dissolved; designed and built Candler Field, Atlanta,
Georgia; began work for the Lockheed Company, 1932; member and Vice President, Early Birds organization; died January 27,
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
1 oversize box
1 oversize folder
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