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Description
Born in Los Angeles in 1897, Albert S. Menasco was a key figure in the design of airplane engines in the years between the two World Wars.
Background
Born in Los Angeles in 1897, Albert S. Menasco was a key figure in the design of airplane engines in the years between the two World Wars. A high school dropout in Los Angeles, he became a wing-walker on stunt airplanes. Rejected by the Army in World War I because of a hearing impairment, he became a civilian instructor in aircraft engineering for the Signal Corps at Langley Field, Va.
Extent
.6 Cubic Feet The collection contains a large scrapbook with items collected throughout Menasco’s life and career. Documents are both corporate and personal and span from his WWI service in the U.S. Army to after his death in 1988. The collection contains numerous photos, also personal and corporate-related. The collection also contains multiple Menasco corporate publications. Collection dates: 1919-1988. The collection is housed in 3 archival boxes.
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Availability
This collection is open to the public by appointment.