Robert Kerley was an engineer at Wright Field, specifically researching, creating, and managing the production of lubricates
and fuels through the 1930s until his retirement in 1970. Afterwhich he worked extensively on the autobiography of Sam D.
Robert V. Kerley, often called Bob, was born June 20, 1909 in Helix, Oregon. He received his degree in Mechanical Engineering
from Oregon State College in 1931. While there, he completed two years of Basic Training in Field Artillery however he was
prevented from continuing due to eye-sight issues. On June 13, 1934, he married Elaine J. and they would have four children.
He was employed at Wright Field from 1932 to 1945 where he was placed in charge of fuels and lubricants research and development
in 1937. He received the War Department Commendation for exceptional Civilian Service for accomplishments in this field. In
October 1945, he joined Ethyl Corporation in Gerndale, Michigan as Director of Aeronautical Research and retired in June 1972
as Director of Automotive Application.
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1 box, 12”x5”x10”.
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