SP-4103 Model Research - Volume 1

 

[I-1 to I-25] INDEX

 

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Page

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Chapter 1

1-25

Chapter 12

283-303

Chapter 2

27-49

Bibliographic Essay

305-320

Chapter 3

51-71

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Chapter 4

73-98

Appendix A

393-422

Chapter 5

99-123

Appendix B

423-465

Chapter 6

125-146

Appendix C

467-481

Chapter 7

147-171

Appendix D

483-505

Chapter 8

173-198

Appendix E

507-528

Chapter 9

199-223

Appendix F

529-550

Chapter 10

225-258

Appendix G

551-567

Chapter 11

259-281

Appendix H

569-764

 

A-26, 705
AT-5, 661
A313 Skywarrior, 272 ill.
Abbott, Charles G., 142 ill., 188, 189, 427, 433
Abbott, Ira H., 345, 353, 361, 380, 385, 387, 487, 490, 499, 719, 720
abolition of the NACA proposals for. See National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics.
accelerometer, 119, 637
Ackert, Jacob, 705
Adams, Joseph P., 354, 356, 359, 427, 435
Adams, Sherman, 389
Admiralty (British), 571, 572
Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA), 296, 298, 299
Advisory Commission to the Council ofNational Defense. See National Defense Advisory Commission.
Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (American). See National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics.
Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (British). See Aeronautical Research Committee.
Aerial Equipment Association, 2
Aero Club of America, 7, 10, 17, 20, 351
Aero Digest, 130, 132, 135, 356, 652, 657, 660, 665
aerodynamics, 92-93, 97, 103, 105, 108, 162, 186, 194, 207, 245 ill., 247, 278, 285, 289, 321, 343,
349, 361, 370, 481, 572, 581-82, 587-88, 633, 679, 699-700, 713, 754
Aerodynamics Division, Langley Laboratory. See Langley Laboratory.
Aeronautical Board, 167, 323, 676, 677
Aeronautical Chamber of Commerce, 690, 693
aeronautical intelligence. See National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics.
Aeronautical Patents and Design Board. See National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics.
Aeronautical Research Committee (British), 3-4, 12, 21, 22, 28, 62, 185, 322, 325, 557, 571-72, 595, 596, 601, 643. See also British Royal Aircraft Factory.
Aeronautical Society (U.S.), 4-5
Aeronautical Society of America, 42, 330
Air Commerce Act, 61
Air Commerce Act of 1926, 67, 70, 75, 99, 151, 357, 393, 395, 423, 629, 639, 665, 674
Air Commerce, Bureau of. See Commerce, Dept. of.
Air Corps, U.S. Army. See Army Air Corps.
Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory (AERL). See Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory.
Aircraft Industries Association, 214, 215, 721, 722, 724
Aircraft Manufacturers Association, 40, 41, 329-30, 336, 604, 605, 607-08
Aircraft Production Board (Council of National Defense), 39, 43, 44
Air Engineering Development Center. See Arnold Engineering Development Center.
Air Force Association, 284
Air Force, U.S., 398, 399-400
aeronautical research by, 271, 273, 299, 374
membership on NACA, 287, 398, 426, 431, 462-65, 716
and NACA research, 296, 298, 729-30
Scientific Advisory Board, 226, 284
airmail, 33, 51, 141, 327, 634, 635, 636, 640
Air Mail Act of M5, 71
Air Mail Act of 1934, 152
Air Ministry (British), 104
Air Research and Development Command Ballistic Missile Div., 293
Air Safety Board, 396
airships, 127, 599, 643, 649
airspeed indicator, 118 ill., 644
Air Transport Association, 721
Aldershof, 148, 149
Alison, John R., 427, 434
Allen, Harvey J., 133, 285, 286 Ill., 502, 503
Allen, James, 13
Allen, William M., 442
Allis-Chalmers, 189-90, 686, 689
Allison Division, General Motors, 651, 686, 689
Alsos mission (to Germany), 211, 376
American Airlines, 182
American Philosophical Society, 230
American Physical Society, 231
American Rocket Society, 294
Ames, Adelbert, 332
Ames Joseph S., 41, 44-45, 47, 48, 53, 62, 67, 69-70, 73, 76, 77 ill., 82, 89, 90 ill., 92, 100-01, 136, 140, 142 ill., 147, 149, 153, 162, 169, 170 ill., 173, 186, 226, 233, 274, 284, 330-31, 342, 344, 346, 352, 398, 411, 414, 427, 439, 441, 443, 445, 446, 447, 457, 484, 485, 486, 487, 488, 524, 534, 621, 622, 623, 628, 636, 639, 646, 663, 665, 666, 667
Ames, Milton B., Jr., 342, 379, 382, 488, 490
Ames Aeronautical Laboratory (AAL), 170, 174-75, 176, 195, 240 ill., 256 ill., 260 ill., 480, 507, 510 ill., 524, 525 ill., 526-27, 699
Anderson, Clinton, 294
Anderson, John Z., 159
Apollo program, 297
area rule, 280-81, 286
Army Air Corps, 162, 360, 367
Army Air Corps Act, 70-71, 339, 374, 393, 395-96, 412
Army Air Forces, 199-200, 213-14, 216, 331, 332, 370, 373, 694, 695
Scientific Advisory Board, 184, 203, 217
Scientific Advisory Group, 203
Army Air Service, 61, 81, 90, 334, 478, 630, 632, 633, 634
Army Ballistic Missile Agency Development Operations Division, 293, 730
Army Material Command, 192
Army-Navy Aeronautical Board, 177
Army-Navy-British Purchasing Commission, joint Aircraft Committee, 185
Army-Navy Munitions Board, 175
Army-Navy-NACA plan of I February 1944, 184
Army Signal Corps, 395, 399, 598
Army, U.S., 340-41, 397-98, 399-400, 581, 583, 635, 646, 676. See also Army Air Corps, Army Air Forces, Army Air Service, McCook Field, Army Signal Corps, Wright Field.
aeronautical research by, 7, 21, 53, 87-88, 136, 158, 178, 196-97, 213, 289-90, 299, 343, 596, 598, 678, 684, 693, 695
membership on NACA, 39, 128, 287, 288, 289, 324, 394, 396, 398, 423, 426, 431, 462-65, 601
and NACA research, 2, 6, 20, 80-83, 103, 139, 141, 145, 154, 156, 178, 192-94, 197, 214, 238, 255-56, 397, 468, 478, 552, 597-98, 603, 648, 666, 670, 671, 673, 683, 693, 722
Scientific Advisory Group, 226
Arnold, Hap, 156, 157, 158, 160, 189, 192, 193 ill., 203, 204, 213, 217, 220, 360, 363, 367, 370, 374, 427, 431, 678, 679, 683
Arnold Engineering Development Center, 214, 216, 219, 271, 376, 377, 386, 400
Arnstein, Karl R., 642, 647
Asquith, Herbert H., 3, 571
Astin, Allen V., 427, 433
atmospheric wind tunnel. Sec wind tunnel.
Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), 255, 294, 297
Atwood, John L., 442, 488
Austria. See research, European.
autogiro, 131, 134, 655, 661. See aLo helicopter.
Automobile Club of America, 579
Auxiliary Flight Research Station, 507
Aviation Magazine, 61, 109, 115, 133, 163, 169, 330, 334, 346, 350, 356
Ayer, Bruce, 211, 375

 

B-17, 236 ill.
B-24, 180 Ill.
B-29, 688n
B-32, 195
Back River, 80, 121, 603
Bacon, David L., 342, 661
Bacon, R. H. S., 571
Badger, William L., 452, 453, 460
Baeumker, Adolf, 147-48, 371
Bailey, Clyde G., 504
Baker, Lucille D., 503
Baker, Thomas F., 504, 505
Ballistic Missile Div., Air Research and Development Command. See Air Research and Development Command.
balloon factory, Aldershot, 571
Bamber, MillardJ., 537
Bane, Thurman H., 57, 60, 333, 343, 4271, 431
Barker, F. W., 42, 330
Barnaby, R. S., 645, 646
Barnard, Daniel P., 450
Bassett, Preston R., 427, 434, 439, 487
Baxter, Edwardj., 494
Becker, John V., 345, 346, 498
Beeler, De E., 504
Beelifant, George E., 503
Beigborn, John A., 501
Bell, Alexander Graham, 2, 323, 325, 585
Bell, Mrs. Alexander Graham, 2
Bell, Lawrence D., 442
Bell, Robert L., 490
Bell Aircraft Corp., 191, 192, 387
Bellanca, G. M., 668
Bellman, Donald R., 504
Betts, Edward W., 503
Bibliography of Aeronautics, 46, 443
Biermann, David, 501
Bingham, Hiram, 69, 221, 338, 349, 355, 357
Bioletti, Carlton, 303
Bisplinghoff, Raymond L., 450
Bleeker, M. B.,
Bleriot, Louis, 4
blunt-body concept, 285, 286 ill.
Bode, Hendrick W., 458
Bodemuller, Rudolph, 456
Boeing Aircraft Corp., 129, 376, 686, 689
Bonney, Walter T., 321, 322., 323, 343, 353, 364, 387, 388, 490
Borah, William E., 62
Boulton, B. C., 646, 647
boundary-layer control, 131, 134, 140, 226, 529-30, 531 ill~, 532, 533, 534, 535-36, 537-39, 541-50, 628 637, 697, 704, 715, 765, 767-68
Bowling, Morris E., 505
Bracy, H. Burton, 494
Brady, George W., 451
Braig, Eugene C., Jr., 494, 496
Braig, James R., 493, 494, 495
Bray, J.S., 647
Brett, George H., 363, 427, 431
Brewer, R. W. A., 642-43, 647
Brien, R. L., 452
Briggs, Lymanj., 427, 433, 440, 441, 448, 485, 486, 643, 646, 687
Bristol, Mark L., 29 ill., 35, 36, 427, 432
British Royal Aircraft Factory, 3, 62, 120. See also Aeronautical Research Committee.
Bronk, Detlev W., 427, 435
Brookings Institution, 149-50, 301, 325, 332, 358-59, 673
Brown, Arthur A., 451, 452
Brown, Clinton E., 498
Brown, John S., 494
Browne, F. L., 647
Brumbaugh, Kenneth D., 495, 497
Buck, Andre G., 503
Buckingham, Edgar, 188, 369
Buckley, Edmond C., 499
"Buck Rogers," 192, 370
Budget, Bureau of the, 78-79, 108, 116, 119, 127, 128, 139, 145, 147, 149-50, 159, 165, 207, 214, 217, 228, 229, 237, 238, 256, 258, 259, 260-61, 263, 264-65, 266, 274, 279, 280, 286, 289, 294, 295, 299, 301, 340, 386, 387, 388, 390, 401, 468, 686, 693, 695
budget, NACA. Sec Funding, U.S. govt.
Burden, William A. M., 427, 434, 690, 691, 692, 693
Burgess, George K., 340, 427, 433, 440, 441, 445, 447, 484, 485, 606, 644, 645, 646, 663
Burgiss Co., 604, 606
Bush, Vannevar, 153, 163, 165, 168, 169, 170 ill., 171 ill., 177, 178, 188, 189, 198 ill., 201, 202, 208, 209, 210, 217, 252-53, 284, 330, 345, 357, 359, 362, 365, 366, 367, 371, 373, 375, 379, 427, 439, 441, 457, 486, 686, 687, 688, 689, 690, 691, 692
Butler, Sherwood L., 500
Butter, T. Melvin, 500
Byllesby, H. H., 446
Byrd, Harry, 150, 359
Byrnes, Martin A., Jr., 504, 505

 

Caldwell, Frank W., 344, 362, 451, 453
California Institute of Technology, 158, 167-68, 542, 547-48, 678, 679, 681, 682, 686. See also jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Campbell, E. S., 647
Campbell, Kenneth, 450
Campini ducted fan, 191
Carmichael, Leonard, 427, 433
Carnegie Institution, 10, 16, 284
Carroll, Thomas, 352, 485, 535, 538, 638, 648
Case School of Applied Science, 542
Case Western University, 299. See also Case School of Applied Science.
Cassady, John H., 427, 432
Cattaneo, Alfred G., 454, 488
Census Bureau, U.S., 51
centrifugal supercharger. See supercharger.
Chamberlain, Edward H., 345, 347, 487, 491
Chamberlain, E. T., 334, 633
Chamberlain, William G., 647
Chambers, W. Irving, 6-7, 8-10, 11-12, 15, 16, 572, 584, 585, 588, 590
Chance Vought Corp., 116, 668
Chayne, C. A., 621
Chenoweth, Opie, 450, 451, 460
Civil Aeronautics Act of 1938, 151, 359, 393, 396-97, 423
Civil Aeronautics Administration. See Commerce, Dept. of.
Civil Aeronautics Authority. See Commerce, Dept. of.
Civil Aeronautics Board. See Commerce, Dept. of.
civil aviation. See Industry and National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics.
civilian- military liaison committee proposal, 297
Civil Service Commission, 276
Clark, Frank J., 492
Clark, Virginius E., 352, 355-56, 427, 431
Clark Y airfoil, 350, 541
Clason, Stanley B., 501
Classification Act of 1949, 276
Clauser, Milton 0., 458
Cleveland, Ohio, 166, 364, 369, 371
Clouser, John B., 494
Coffin, Howard E., 35-36, 39, 63, 66, 328, 335, 338
Colby, S. K., 642, 646
Coleman, Donald G., 648
Collier Trophy, 114, 116, 125, 195, 235, 250, 255, 256, 261, 280, 351, 383
Collins, John H., Jr., 493, 502
Colman, Philip A., 455
Colwell, A. T., 727
Combs, Thomas S., 427, 432, 727
Comet (British jet airliner), 269
Commerce, Dept. of, 52, 54, 55, 59, 62, 63, 64-67, 70, 222, 478, 666, 333, 335, 357, 395, 667, 685
Air Commerce, Bureau of, 131, 673-74, 675
Bureau of Aeronautics, proposals for, 629-30, 632, 634, 635-36
Civil Aeronautics Administration, 151, 205, 686, 690, 694, 695, 716, 722
Civil Aeronautics Authority, 396-97, 398
Civil Aeronautics Board, 151, 336, 396, 435, 694
Liaison Committee on Aeronautics Radio Research, 126, 135
membership on NACA, 423, 424, 434, 587, 588, 594, 629, 636
Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of Government, 387
Committee, NACA, 25n., 29-30, 73-74, 76, 101-02, 151, 231-32, 287-88, 405, 406, 423-65, 484-88, 716
Aerodynamics, Committee on, 74, 109, 110, 115, 126, 140, 164, 188, 226, 247, 278, 362, 380, 424,
436, 439, 448, 450, 451, 453, 454, 455, 456, 459, 460, 461, 486, 487, 532, 533, 549, 636, 717
Aeronautical Inventions and Design, Committee on, 75, 102, 119, 436, 441, 485, 486
Aeronautical Research Facilities, Special Committee on, 149, 358, 436, 457
Aeronautical Research Facilities, Special Survey Committee on, 160, 186, 361, 369, 436, 457
Aeronautical Research in Educational Institutions, Special Committee on, 152, 436, 457
Aeronautical Research in Universities, Subcommittee on, 102, 152, 359, 436, 440, 448
Aircraft Accidents, Committee on, 102, 436, 441, 485, 486
Aircraft Construction, Committee on, 424, 425
Aircraft Fuels, Committee on, 128, 436, 449, 487
Aircraft Construction 424, 425, 436, 440, 447, 449, 450, 452, 454, 455, 459, 460, 487, 718
Aircraft Structures, Committee on, 102, 151, 164, 279, 362, 436, 440, 448, 486, 487, 645
Airships, Subcommittee on, 127, 436, 440, 448, 486, 544
Buildings, Laboratories, and Equipment, Subcommittee on, 344, 436, 441, 444, 484, 618
Coverings, Dopes, and Protective Coatings, Subcommittee on, 126, 354, 436, 440, 447, 645
Dual Rotation of Propellers, Subcommitee on, 181, 440
Executive Committee, NACA, 28-29, 34-35, 39-407 41, 45, 47, 57, 60-61, 106, 110, 148 ill., 153, 252, 285, 290 ill., 300, 327-28, 330, 331, 332, 333, 334, 335, 336, 338, 339, 340, 344, 347, 354, 358, 361, 362, 363, 365, 367, 376, 380, 386, 387, 404, 405, 408, 409-10, 416, 417, 421-22, 424, 533, 535, 537, 555, 597, 608, 609, 622, 664, 686, 717, 718
Federal Regulation of Air Navigation, Subcommittee on, 58, 60, 61, 334, 337, 633
Future Research Facilities, Committee on, 154, 437
Governmental Relations, Committee on, 33, 74, 127, 437, 439, 484, 485
Heat Exchangers, Subcommittee on, 181, 379, 437, 439, 452
Heat-Resisting Materials, Subcommittee on, 182, 379, 437, 439, 453, 487, 718
High Speed Aerodynamics Committee, 247, 437, 439, 454, 487
Icing Problems, Subcommittee on, 182, 437, 442, 451, 487, 718
Industry Consulting Committee, 205, 207, 209, 210, 242, 437, 442, 487, 718, 721-25
Instruments, Subcommittee on, 102, 448, 485
jet Propulsion, Special Committee on, 189-90, 425, 437, 452, 458
Materials for Aircraft, Committee on, 74, 109, 126, 437, 440, 447, 486, 636, 644-46
Metals and Aircraft Structures, Subcommittee on, 109, 645
Metals for Turbosupercharger Wheels and Buckets, Subcommittee on, 181, 437, 440, 452, 453, 460
Meteorological Problems, Subcommittee on, 102, 126, 425, 437, 439, 442, 448, 485, 486, 487, 718
Miscellaneous Materials, Subcommittee on, 126, 437, 449, 486
Motive Power, Committee on, 32, 37, 437, 439
New Engine Research Facilities, Special Committee on, 161, 163, 164
Operating Problems, Committee on, 182, 424, 437, 441, 448, 450, 451, 455, 456, 461, 487, 718
Organization of Governmental Activities in Aeronautics, Special Committee on, 53, 332
Patents, Subcommittee on, 39, 41, 42, 329, 330, 374, 437, 445, 603-04, 607, 608
Personnel, Buildings, and Equipment, Committee on, 74, 110, 346, 350, 353, 438, 441, 457, 484, 485, 486
Power Plants for Aircraft, Committee on, 73-74, 88, 109, 110, 162, 163, 164, 165, 186, 343, 362,
379, 381, 424, 438, 439, 449, 450, 451, 452, 453, 454, 456, 459, 460, 461, 484, 486, 487, 717
Problems of Air Navigation, Committee on, 102, 109, 126, 438, 441, 449, 485
Problems of Communication, Subcommittee on, 102, 126, 438, 449, 485
Proposed Consolidation of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics with the Bureau of
Standards, Special Committee on, 137
Publications and Intelligence, Committee on, 74, 438, 441, 485, 486, 555
Relation of NACA to National Defense in Time of War, Special Committee on, 149, 153-54, 167, 438, 457, 675
Research Policy, Special Committee on, 145
Research Program on Monocoque Design, Subcommittee on, 126, 425, 438, 440, 449
Seaplanes, Subcommittee on, 438, 440, 450, 486, 487
Self-propelled Guided Missiles, Special Committee on, 438, 458
Site for Experimental Work and Proving Grounds for Aeronautics, Subcommittee on, 80, 603
Site Inspection, Special Subcommittee on, 165, 438
Site, Special Committee on, 165, 362
Space Tech nology, Special Committee on, 292, 438, 458
special committees, 332, 417, 425-426, 457-458, 462
special subcommittees, 359, 417, 425-26, 440, 441, 459-61, 462
Structural Loads and Methods of Structural Analysis, Subcommittee on, 151, 438, 448
subcommittees, 32-33, 74, 379, 405, 406-07, 411, 413, 414, 417, 421-22, 424-25, 426, 439, 440-41, 442, 443-56, 462
Vibration and Flutter, Subcommittee on, 181, 425, 438, 440, 441, 450, 459, 486, 487
Welding Problems, Subcommittee on, 181, 438, 440, 452, 460
Woods and Glues, Subcommittee on, 126, 438, 440, 447, 645
compressibility, 93, 199
compressor, 193, 370, 710
Compton, Karl T., 427, 433
Condon, Edward U., 255, 379, 427, 433
Cone, H. L, 640, 641
conflict of interest. See cross-licensing agreement, industr),.
Congress, House of Representatives
Appropriations Committee, 19, 121, 135, 136, 159, 265, 322, 324, 34-0, 342, 347, 354, 357, 360, 361, 367, 384, 385, 594
Armed Services Committee, 218-19, 219-20, 260, 265, 377, 385
Economy Committee, 136
Independent Offices Appropriations, Subcommittee on, 221, 264, 342, 354, 360, 361, 367
Interstate and Foreign Commerce, Committee on, 64, 269, 385
Inquiry into Operations of the U.S. Air Service, Select Committee of, 68
Naval Affairs, Committee on, 11, 14, 22, 23-24, 322, 325, 327, 337, 591, 592, 393, 594
Congress, joint Committee on:
Atomic Energy, 294
Reorganization of Executive Departments, 67, 68
Congress, Senate
Appropriations Committee, 136, 269, 270, 364, 385
Armed Services Committee, 260, 269, 389
Commerce Committee, 64, 335
Executive Agencies of Government, Select Committee to Investigate, 673
Expenditures in the Executive Dept., Committee on, 269, 385
National Defense Program, Special Committee on Investigating the, 374
Preparedness Investigating Subcommittee, 291
Space and Astronautics, Special Committee on, 297
Connolly, Donald H., 427, 435
contracting. See National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics.
Cook, Arthur B., 142 ill., 154, 160, 360, 427, 432, 457, 678
Cooley, John L., 450
Coolidge, Calvin, 68, 69, 137, 337, 412, 414, 667, 668
Coordinator of Research. See National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics.
Corsair (navy aircraft), 129 ill.
cowling. See NACA cowling.
Craigie, Laurence C., 382, 427, 431
Crain, Percy J., Jr., 499
Craven, Thomas T., 333, 366, 371, 427, 432
Crawford, Frederick C., 213-14, 388, 427, 434, 439, 488
Crisp, W. Benton, 39, 41, 604, 605, 606, 607, 608
Cronstedt, Val, 450, 459
cross-licensing agreement, 37, 39-40, 41, 42-43, 47, 52, 61, 66-67, 68, 130, 144, 329, 330, 603-08
Crowley,john W., Jr., 212 ill., 228, 234, 246, 376, 487, 488, 490, 498, 629, 638, 648, 714
Culver, C. C., 636
Curry, John F., 372, 427, 431
Curtiss, Glenn H., 2, 4, 21, 38, 324-25, 329, 341, 576, 585, 589
Curtiss Airplane and Motor Corp., 329, 335, 343, 604, 607
Curtiss-Burgess Co., 39, 40, 330
Curtiss hydroaeroplane, 573, 575
Curtiss-Wright Co., 163, 686, 689
Cushman, Ralph E., 491
 
D-558, 250 ill., 382
DC-3, 236 ill.
DC-6, 274 ill.
Dalzell, John, 323, 585
Damon, Ralph S., 428, 433, 442, 727
Daniels, josephus, 31-32, 41-42, 43, 324, 328, 330, 602
Daniels, Parmely C., 491
Darwin, Horace, 571
Davidson, Ralph B., 455, 488
Davies, M. Helen, 502
Davies, R. V., 647
Davis, Thomas, W. S., 386, 428, 434
Davis, William V., Jr., 432
Dawson, Carl H., 494
Dawson, George L., 637, 648
Day, C. H., 604, 607
Dayton, Ohio, 166
Dearborn, Clinton H., 490, 498, 501
de Bothezat, George, 89, 90 ill~, 91-92, 187-88, 331, 344, 369, 618, 621
Defense, Dept. of, 263, 293, 296, 297, 299, 374, 400, 401, +02, 423, 424, 730
Munitions Board, 266
National Military Establishment, 204, 208, 217, 266, 397, 399-400
DeFrance, SmithJ., 160, 173, 174 ill., 196 ill., 361, 364, 376, 487, 488, 502, 547, 648
DeKlyn, John H., 33, 82, 84, 327, 331, 339, 341, 484, 619
de la Meurthe, Henry Deutsch, 584
Dembling, Paul G., 322, 490
Dempsey, James R., 458
de Pinedo, 639
design, aircraft, 4, 162, 278, 395-96, 577-78, 632
engine, 120 ill., 369-70, 371, 650, 671, 672
wing, 345, 371, 530, 531 ill., 532, 534 ill., 535, 536, 539, 540 ill., 541, 542, 544, 545-46, 548, 549, 550, 641, 650, 655, 658-59, 661, 704-06, 715, 766-67
Deutsche Zeppelin-Reederei, 147
Development Operations Div., ABMA. See Army Ballistic Missile Agency.
Dewey, William E., 495
Dey, William, Jr., 494
Dickinson, H. C., 450, 486
Diehl, Walter S., 454, 487,- 488, 538-39, 646
Dix, Edgar H., Jr., 455, 645, 647
Doherty, Robert E., 434
Doll, Walter, 450
Doolittle, James H., 283, 284 ill., 285, 287, 292, 295, 300, 379, 388, 428, 435, 488, 727
Douglas, Donald W., 690
Douglas, Lee F., 453, 488
Douglas Aircraft Co., 215
Downs, Harry G., 503
Drake, Herbert M., 505
Draley, Eugene C., 498
Draper, C. Stark, 456, 488
Dryden, Hugh L., 171 ill., 188, 220, 225-26, 227 ill., 228, 230, 232, 233, 234, 238 ill., 242, 245, 247, 252, 256, 257 ill., 266, 276, 277, 278, 279-80, 287, 292, 295, 297, 298, 321, 349, 350, 370, 377, 378, 379, 382, 454, 458, 487, 488, 490, 544, 547, 550, 647, 713, 716, 727
Duberg, John E., 499
Duncan, Donald B., 428, 432
Dunne, J. W., 606n
Dupree, A. Hunter, 143, 156-57, 197, 201, 323, 326, 331, 332, 357, 358, 361, 372, 373
Durand, William F., 12, 29 ill., 33, 41-42, 44, 46, 48, 69, 76, 165, 189, 190 ill., 285, 322, 323, 326, 328, 329, 330, 331, 338, 339, 342, 354~ 358, 370, 409, 428, 434, 445, 446, 452, 457, 458, 484, 604, 607, 667
Dyna-Soar, 285, 388

 

Easton, John, 451
Echols, Oliver P., 370, 428, 431, 686, 688, 689, 690
Eclipse Aviation Co., 542
Edwards, Martin A., 456
Eiffel, Gustave, 580, 581, 583, 584
Eisenhower, Dwight D., 263, 279-80, 285, 286, 290, 293, 294, 296, 297, 298-99, 300, 387, 389
Elder, James W., 501
Ellyson, Lieut., 575, 576
Ely, Eugene, 576
Emley, Warren E., 449, 486
Emmons, Howard W., 450
Engine Research Division, Langley Laboratory. See Langley Laboratory.
engineering, 7, 8
federal role, 14, 21, 22, 35, 37, 292, 368
vs. science, 12, 21, 92, 99-100, 101, 122-23, 131-33, 179, 235-38, 255, 284, 321, 652-61
engineers, 539
support for NACA, 25, 121-22, 275, 668-69, 685
vs. scientists, 3, 4, 8, 89, 92, 95-96, 104, 105, 238, 243-44, 345, 614
engines, 33, 34-35, 36-37, 41, 51, 88-89, 114, 119, 160-63, 177, 186, 190, 192, 351, 361, 367, 369-70, 546, 604, 605-08, 638, 651, 654, 671, 672
Cyclone, 18, 688n
J-5, 650
radial, J14, 641
Whittle jet propulsion engine, 191
Wright Whirlwind, 352, 650
Espenschiel, Lloyd, 449
The Etrich, 573
European Office (NACA). See National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics.
Everett, John C., 495
Evvard, John C., 493
Executive Salary Act, 276, 295

 

F6C-4, 658
F94F, 519 ill.
F-102, 281
facilities, NACA. See National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics.
Fagg, Fred D., Jr., 428, 434
Fairchild Aviation Corp., 376, 642
Fairchild, S. M., 642, 644, 647
Faurote, Fay L., 607
Fechet, James E., 428, 431
Fedden, Roy, 689
Federal Aviation Commission, 145, 152, 358, 359
Federal Power Commission, 211
Federal Works Agency, 478
Fedziuk, Henry A., 498
Ferraro, Charles D., 494
Finan, William, 295
Findley, Earl N., 647
Fischel, Jack, 505
Fitch, Aubrey W., 428, 432
Flettner cylinder, 134
Flight Propulsion Research Laboratory. See Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory.
Flint, A. H., 604, 607
Foley, Helen N., 504
Foote, Paul D., 428, 433
Ford, Helen G., 496
Forest Products Laboratory, 357, 478, 646, 647, 695
Forrest, Mervin, 499
Foss, Benjamin S., 604, 605, 607
Foss, Noble, 604, 605, 606, 607
Foulois, Benjamin D., 339, 358, 428, 431
France. See research, European.
Freeman, Arthur B., 484, 502
Freeman, Hugh B., 537-38, 539-41, 542, 543, 544, 545, 546, 547, 548-49, 550
Freeman, John R., 428, 434
Froesch, Charles, 4, 488
Frontiers of Flight (George C. Gray), 213
Fry, Howard 0., 498
full-scale wind tunnel. See wind tunnel.
fundamental research. See research, NACA.
funding, U.S. govt.
applied science, 155-56, 578-79
military, 24, 51, 57, 214, 217, 400, 578, 595, 600-01, 635
NACA, 31-32, 39-40, 46, 73, 77-79, 108, 117, 121, 136-37, 139, 142-45, 152, 159-60, 165, 175, 218-19, 221-22, 239, 256, 259, 263-65, 268, 270, 273, 279-80, 281, 286, 34-0, 384-85, 388, 393, 394-95, 398, 400, 401-02, 405, 417, 422, 467-81, 592, 602, 632, 653, 7169 764
scientific R&D, 14-15, 16, 17, 19-20, 22, 280, 3859 481, 372, 373, 587, 601, 617, 632
Furnas, Clifford C., 428, 433

 

Gabriel, David S., 494
GALCIT. See Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory of the California Institute of Technology.
Garbett, J. Leslie, 505
Gardncr, Henry A., 447
Gardner, Lester, 61, 62, 321, 334
Gardner, Matthias B., 428, 432
Garrick, Isadore E., 498
Gayhart, E. L., 647
General Accounting Off-ice (GAO), 267-69
General Electric Co., 189-90, 191, 192
Germany. See research, European.
Getsug, Joseph, 500
Gibbons, Louis C., 496
Gillette, H. W., 447, 485, 645, 646
Gillmore, William E., 428, 431
Gilruth, Robert L., 498, 499
Glazebrook, R. T., 571
Glerman, T. Keith, 299
Glenview, Ohio, 166
Goddard, Robert, 187
Goering, Hermann, 147-48
Goett, Harry J., 502, 503
Goland, Martin, 450, 488
Goldmark, Henry, 457
Goodyear-Zeppelin Corp., 642
Gordon, Victor, 493, 494
Gottingen University, 3, 148, 535, 550, 573, 624
Gough, Melvin N., 499
Government Printing Office, U.S., 551
Grant, L. M., 459, 486
Gray, George, 323, 345, 349, 369, 371, 376, 380, 382, 585
Great Britain. See research, European.
Green, Arthur W. F., 453
Greene, Carl F., 691
Greenhill, G., 571
Gregg, Willis R., 153, 154, 428, 433, 448, 457, 678
Grey, C. G., 62, 325
Griffith, Leigh M., 48, 73, 85-86, 88, 95, 331, 338, 341-42, 344, 345, 354, 446, 484, 555, 609, 618
Gross, Robert E., 442, 687, 690
Guggenheim, Daniel, 155
Guggenheim, Harry F., 150, 152, 346, 359, 428, 663, 667
Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory ofthe California Institute of Technology (GALCIT), 155, 156, 158, 681, 682
Guggenheim Fund for Promotion of Aeronautics, 102, 122, 149, 152, 346, 354, 370, 435, 640-41
Gulick, Beverly G., 495, 497
gust tunnel. See wind tunnel.
 
 
Hadden, Charles, 571
Hall, Charles W., 641, 647
Hall, Jesse H., 494, 497
Hall, Robert L., 727
Hallet, Major, 187
Hallion, Richard P., 247, 249, 322, 323, 324, 354, 382
Hamilton, Charles M., 504
Hamilton, Harry H., 500
Hammerly, Edgar N., 492
Hammond, John H., Jr., 585, 589, 590
Hampton, Va., 340, 603
Handley-Page boundary-layer research. See boundary-layer control.
Hanks, John H., 502
Harding, Warren G., 58, 60, 62, 78, 137~ 333, 340, 411, 633
Harlow, Bryce, 389
Harris, J. H., 604, 607
Harris, Thomas A., 499, 501
Harrison, Lloyd, 428, 432, 648
Hartman, Edwin P., 182, 215, 234-35, 236, 237, 364, 368, 374, 377, 380
Hatcher, Robert S., 450, 459, 488
Hayes, 0. Norman, Jr., 505
Hayford, John F., 29 ill., 57, 333, 336, 338, 344, 428, 434,_ 439, 445, 446, 484, 604, 608
Hazen, Ronald M., 207, 209, 428, 434, 439, 487, 727
Hearn, George M., 501
Heath, E. B., 336
Heath, Spencer, 647
Heldenfels, Richard R,, 499
helicopters, 97, 118 ill., 131
Helms, Charles H., 352, 354, 357, 376, 447, 449, 487, 492, 543-44, 545
Hemke, Paul E., 542, 661
Henry, Dolphus E., 500
Heppe, R. Richard, 451, 488
Herbert, Frank E., 337, 342
Hermann, Charles A., 494, 495, 497
Hertzog, Alvin, S., 502
Hester, Clinton M., 428, 435
Hicks, F. C., 54, 56, 57, 62, 333, 334
Higgins, George J., 637, 648
high-speed flight. See supersonic flight.
High Speed Flight Station (HSFS), 253, 480, 488
Muroc Flight Test Unit, 249, 487, 508, 714
High Speed Flight Research Station. See High Speed Flight Station.
High Speed Panel (NACA). See National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics.
Hill, J. Bennett, 450
Hinckley, Robert H., 160, 428, 434
Hindenburg, 127, 147
Hines, Wellington T., 428
Hinshaw, Carl, 158, 360
Hinz, Leslie F., 494, 496
Hispano-Suiza engine patent. See patent.
Hitler, Adolf, 147-48, 360
Hobbs, Leonard S., 442
Hobson, Franklin J., 322-23, 495
Holaday, William H., 375, 450, 487
Hood, ManleyJ., 503
Hooker, Roy W., 500
Hoover, Herbert, 62, 63, 105, 135, 137, 143, 222, 281, 301, 335, 336, 338, 349, 362, 387
Horner, H. Mansfield, 375, 442, 487
Hotel Chamberlain. See Old Point Comfort.
House of Representatives. See Congress.
House, Rufus 0., 498
Houston, George H., 604, 605, 606, 607, 608
Houston, John P., 503
Howe, Edward A., 500
Huff, T. H., 648
Hulcher, Charles A., 497
Humble, Leroy V., 494
Humphreys, W. J., 585, 588, 589
Hunsaker, Jerome C., 18, 19 ill., 21, 91, 92, 127, 152, 158, 162, 163, 168-69, 170, 171 ill., 178, 184, 191, 192, 196 ill., 198 ill., 199, 200, 205, 206 ill., 208-09, 210, 213, 214, 225, 226, 227, 228, 230, 232, 241, 246, 252, 266-67, 269, 270, 279-80, 283, 284 iD., 286, 287, 321, 324, 325, 337, 343, 344, 360, 361, 362, 363, 364, 369, 372, 374, 375, 378, 380, 383, 386, 388, 414, 418, 428, 432, 434, 441, 448, 450, 487, 684, 686, 691, 692, 703
Hunter, Wilson H., 452, 487, 497
Huntsberger, Ralph S., Jr., 502
hydrodynamics, 5, 82-83, 321
 
 
ice-research tunnel. See wind tunnel.
icing research, 195, 235, 236 ill., 256, 548, 654
Ide, John Jay, 75, 99, 147, 148 ill., 149, 184, 198, 241-42, 339, 346, 354, 467, 485, 486, 492, 532, 534, 557
Imperial Defense, Committee of, 571
independent air force, 59, 68
industry, 7, 17, 20, 23, 35, 38, 40, 41, 42-43, 44, 630, 681, 682
and NACA research, 34, 108-09, 113, 117, 119, 122, 128-29, 131, 136, 137, 141, 151, 155, 156, 158, 161-63, 166, 167-69, 178, 184, 186, 197, 200, 204, 205, 215-17, 218, 219-20, 234, 235, 238-39, 243-45, 247, 249, 255-56, 261, 272, 275, 279, 287, 288-89, 396, 400, 404, 420, 538, 539, 542, 548, 557-58, 648, 650, 652-57, 660, 661, 662-64, 668-69, 684, 687-88, 690, 693-95, 722, 723-24, 725-26
conferences, 111, 112 ill., 113-14, 121, 142 ill., 162, 232-33, 246, 636-49, 656, 661, 719
economics, 51, 99, 108-09, 125, 126, 207, 372-73, 670, 671
federal regulation of, 51-52, 59, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 70, 332, 632
inspections, 182, 233, 246, 719-20, 725
membership on NACA, 34, 58, 61, 62, 65, 109-11, 126-27, 129-30, 163-65, 169, 170, 173, 181, 182,
189-90, 205-06, 207, 208, 209-11, 242-43, 273, 285, 288, 303, 426, 433, 462-65, 684, 690-93, 716, 721, 722, 723
military, relations with, 34-35, 36-37, 39-40, 44, 46, 52, 59, 111, 151, 196-98, 214-15, 247, 249, 261,302, 640, 644, 646, 693, 695, 726
support of aeronautical research, 3, 88-89, 138-39, 158-59, 195-96, 207, 272, 687, 725
Ingraham, W. M., 38, 328
Institute of Aeronautical Sciences, 284, 321, 691, 693
instruments, 119, 247, 348, 577, 637, See also accelerometer, airspeed indicator, velocity- gravity recorder.
International Aeronautic Commission, 579
International Aeronautic Congress (5th), 579
Italy. See research, European.
 
 
Jackson, Eugene B., 490
Jacobs, Eastman, 185, 188, 189, 191, 194, 369, 370, 501, 542, 543, 544, 545 ill., 546, 547, 548, 550, 648
Jacobson, Daniel H., 451
Jefferies, Zay, 643, 645, 646
Jenkins, E. S., 452, 460
Jenks, G. F., 452, 460
jet propulsion, 97 134, 185-86, 187-94, 198, 200, 204, 211, 213, 247, 270 ill., 278, 343, 369-70, 371, 552, 588, 695, 703, 712
jet Propulsion Laboratory (California Institute of Technology), 294, 300, 302
J-5 engine. See engine.
Joachim, W. F., 485, 638, 648
joint Army-Navy Board, 206, 629
joint Committee on Atomic Energy. See Congress.
Johnson, Clarence L. ("Kelly"), 195, 250, 382, 387, 727
Johnson, Ernest, 499
Johnson, J. B., 646
Johnson, Lyndon B., 291, 293, 297, 389
Johnson, W. Kemble, 500
Johnston, S. Paul, 169, 178, 367, 491
Jones, Bennett Melville, 689
Jones, Robert T., 133, 345, 354, 483
Joukowski, N. E., 705
Journal of the Society of Automotive Engineers, 536
Joyce, T. N., 647
 
 
Kahn, Julius, 54, 62, 333, 334
Kaplan, Carl, 498
Katzmayr, Richard, 532, 533, 534, 537, 550, 629, 646
Keenan, Joseph H., 454, 487
Keffer, Percy R., 501
Kelly Air Mail Act. See Air Mail Act of 1925.
Kelley, Bartram, 453
Kelley, James V., 503
Kelley, Raymond D., 455
Kemper, Carlton, 486, 497, 501
Kenly, William L., 428, 431
Kent, Marion 1., 505
Kerlin, Virginia M., 491
Keys, C. M., 335, 343
Killian, James R., Jr., 280, 291, 294, 295, 296, 298, 299, 387
Kilner, Walter G., 163, 334, 361, 428, 434, 633
Kindelberger, J. H., 350, 375, 442
King, Ernest J., 142 ill., 358, 428, 432
Kirshbaum, Howard W., 503
Klemin, Alexander, 153, 350, 353-54, 360, 646, 66.7
Klemperer, Wolfgang, 647
Kline, Gordon M., 454
Knight, Montgomery, 537
Knight, William, 332, 339
Kotlas, Harry, 495
Kramer, Stewart V., 495
Kraus, Sydney M., 363, 428, 432
Krieger, R. L., 487, 488
Kuhn, Thomas S., 134, 356
 
 
Lachmann boundary-layer research. See boundary-layer control.
Lacklen, Robert J., 491, 492
LaGuardia, Fiorello H., 356, 665
Lamb, William E., 64, 336
larninar flow. See boundary-layer control.
laminar-flow wings. See low-drag wings.
Lampert, Florian, 68, 337
Lanchester, F. W., 344, 571
Land, Emory S., 428, 432, 533, 647
Langley Aerodynamical Laboratory. See Smithsonian Institution.
Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory (Hampton, Va.), 46, 79-80, 81-87, 99-100, 101, 104-05, 111-12, 117, 121, 140, 141, 142 ill., 145, 149, 154, 159, 161 ill., 170, 182, 201 ill., 233, 247, 254, 323, 340, 341, 343, 345, 347-48, 350, 351, 352, 354, 355, 357, 358, 364, 395, 398, 399, 410-11, 416, 468, 477, 480, 484, 487, 488, 507, 509 ill., 514, 539, 541-42, 543, 546, 547-48, 550, 628, 632, 636, 656, 662, 673, 683, 693, 698-99, 703, 719
Aerodynamics Division, app. 256, 260, 485, 486, 533, 537, 637
Engine Research Division, 369, 533
Flight Operations Section, 485, 638
Flight Research Section, 638
NACA tow tank, 108, 117, 185 ill., 268 ill., 509 ill., 514, 537
Power Plant Div., 485, 637
site selection, 80, 82-83, 340, 362
Langley, Samuel P., 1, 2, 8, 12, 21, 25, 321, 324-25, 585
La Pierre, C. W., 442
Larsen, Robert G., 453
Larson, Karl, 452
Lawrance, Charles W., 641, 646
Lawrence, William C., 451, 459
Lawton, William J., 501
Lay, Charles E., 668
Lee, Frederic P., 336
Lee, John G., 379, 451, 454
Leiter mansion, 177, 507
Le May, Curtis, 214, 255
LePage, W. L., 647
Lewis, Bernard, 454
Lewis, George W., 60 ill., 63, 66, 76, 77 ill., 84, 85, 88, 89, 90 ill., 92, 95, 96, 97, 101, 102, 103, 104-07, 112 ill., 115, 116, 119-20, 121, 122, 127, 130, 133, 135, 138-39, 141, 142 ill., 147, 148 ill., 154-55, 162, 168-69, 170, 171 ill., 178, 179, 187, 188, 193 ill., 196 ill., 198 ill., 202, 204-05, 209, 211, 212, 221, 225, 226, 227, 22B, 229, 231-32, 234, 238, 242, 245-46, 249-50, 286, 302, 321, 330, 334, 335, 336, 337, 338, 339, 340, 342, 344, 346, 347, 348-49, 350, 352, 354, 356, 358, 360, 363, 370, 371, 375, 376, 379, 380, 411, 439, 449, 450, 458, 467, 477, 483, 485, 486, 487, 488, 490, 511 ill., 533, 534, 535, 536, 538, 539, 541-42, 544, 546, 547, 548, 549, 550, 555, 556, 637, 644, 646, 648, 651, 659, 660, 678, 683, 689, 690, 699, 713, 714, 716, 767
Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory, 175-76, 186, 193 Ill., 194, 211, 233, 240 ill., 264 ill_ 361, 507, 514, 527, 528 ill., 693
Liaison Committee on Aeronautics Radio Research. See Department of Commerce.
Liberty engine, 186
Lindbergh, Charles A., 99, 125, 130, 142 ill., 147, 154, 160, 162, 428, 434, 457, 641, 643, 667
Littell, Robert E., 490, 491, 492
Little, Delbert M., 450, 459
Littlewood, William, 182, 207, 209, 428, 433, 439, 442, 456, 461, 487, 488, 691, 692
Lockheed Aircraft Corp. 550, 668, 686, 689
Lockheed Air Express, 116
Locning, Grover, 450, 453, 487, 668
Longwell, John P., 454
Lonnquest, Theodore C., 428, 432
Lord, Herbert M., 352, 648
Lorentz, Henry E., 492
Los Angeles (airship), 649
Louden, F. A., 727
Lovelace, W. Randolph, 458
low-drag wings, 195, 538, 542, 545-46, 549, 552, 704, 705
Lumpkin, George C., 497
Lundin, Bruce T., 493
Lundquist, Eugene E., 499
Lynch, Arthur J., 505
 
M-3 aircraft, 658
ME-163, 712
McAdams, W. H., 452
McAvoy, William H., 486, 499, 503
McBrearty, Jerome F., 455
McCain, John S., 428, 432
McCann, William J., 364, 379, 493, 495, 496
McCarthy, Charles, J., 352, 428, 435, 440, 488, 647
McCauley, George D., 492
McComb, Thomas M., 496
McCook Field (U.S. Army), 80-81, 343, 344, 536
McCormick, Harold F., 324, 589
MacCracken, William P., Jr., 346, 359, 428, 434, 439, 441, 667
Mac:Dill, Leslie, 644, 646
McDonald, John C., 455, 488
McDonnell, J. S., Jr., 535-36
McIntosh, Lawrence W., 428, 431
Maclaurin, Richard C., 7-8, 12, 13, 15, 322, 323, 324
Mach number, 697, 698, 699, 700, 705-06, 715, 719
McNath, Robert, 332
Maher, Edward T., 500
Mallock, H. R. A., 504
Malvestuts, Frank S., Jr., 504
Manganiello, Eugenej., 493
Mann, James R., 323
Manson, Samuel S., 493
Manufacturers' Aircraft Association, Inc., 41, 51, 328, 335, 355
Mapes, Carl E., 135, 356
Marchant, John H., 450
Marks, Lionel S., 188, 369
Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), 730
Martin, Glenn L., 329, 334, 633
Martin Aircraft Co., 129, 268 ill.
Marvin, Charles F., 29 ill., 335, 428, 433, 439, 440, 443, 448, 484, 485, 603, 646
Massachusetts Institute of Tecl-mology, 8, 12, 18, 163, 283, 324, 327, 544, 575
Maxim, Walter, 496
Mayo, William B., 499
Mead, Georgej., 163, 170, 173, 175, 177, 196 ill., 207, 350, 361, 362, 363, 364, 374~ 428, 433, 439, 458
Mead, James M., 203, 204, 206 ill., 207, 218
Melot, M., 187
membership on NACA committees. See Air Force, U.S.; Army, LT.S.; Industry; and Navy, U.S.
Menoher, Charles T., 334, 343, 429, 431, 633
Messick, John C., 499, 501
Meyer, George, 5, 10
MiG- 15, 262
MiG-19, 262
Mikle, Ferril R., 502
Milburn, L. C., 647
Miller, E. Eugene, 380, 492
Miller, Elton W., 133, 345, 500, 501, 536, 538, 544, 546, 637, 648, 657
Miller, N. Phillip, 495, 496
Miller, W. H., 647
Millikan, Clark B., 454, 456, 488, 538, 547-48, 550, 678
Millikan, Robert A., 155, 157, 188, 331, 360
Mills, L. Russell, 505
Mingle, H. B., 604, 605, 606, 607, 608
missiles. See research, NACA-1 Research and Development Board, Guided Missiles Committee.
Mitchell, (General) "Billy," 59, 65, 66-67, 68, 69, 86, 99, 130
Mitchell, Hugh, 374
Mitscher, Marc A., 429, 432
Mixon, Robert E., 500, 501
Mochel, Norman L., 453, 487
Modarelli, James J., 494
Moffett Field, 155, 165, 173, 364, 693
Moffett, William A., 333, 334, 336, 429, 432
Mooney, J. D., 647
Moore, Charles S., 496
Morgan, William C., 648
Morris, Howard H., 500
Morrow, Dwight, 69, 337, 346, 668
Morse, F. L., 604, 606
Moulton, Harold G., 358-59
Mulcahy, Bertram A., 488, 490, 494
Muller, Margaret M., 485, 486, 490
Mulligan, Denis, 429, 434
Munitions Board (National Military Establishment). See Defense, Dept. of.
Munk, Max, 92-93, 94 ill., 95, 96 ill., 97, 98, 99-100, 103, 105, 106, 107, 122-23, 130, 131-32, 133, 134, 145, 146, 158, 237, 344, 345, 347, 355, 510, 532, 533, 535, 544, 550, 618, 629, 652, 657, 659, 661
Muroc Air Base, Calif., 249
Murray, Robert B., Jr., 429, 434
Mustang. See P-51 Mustang.
Mustin, H. C., 53, 332
Myers, Thomas E., 456, 461

 

NACA cowling, 107 Ill., 113, 114 ill., 115-17, 131, 235, 351, 352-53, 641-42, 642-43, 655, 659, 661, 670
NACA Membership Act of 1948, 265, 393
NACA Muroc Flight Test Unit. See High Speed Flight Station.
NACA Overtime Act (1942), 183, 393
Nahigyan, Kevork K., 495
Nance, John A., 492
National Academy of Sciences, 12, 45, 158, 189, 230, 323, 369, 730
Research Board for National Security, 202, 213
National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), 27-28, 30-31, 43, 47-49, 53, 60 ill., 283, 299-303, 321, 324, 325, 326, 329, 333, 337, 344, 353, 359, 365, 366, 370, 402-03, 507, 585. See also committee, NACA; funding, NACA; research, NACA.
abolition, proposals for, 45, 65, 67, 130, 136, 145, 149-50, 207, 336
advisory role, 71, 73, 178, 196, 287, 330, 363, 396, 404, 409, 412, 415, 420, 600-01, 610-11, 634, 639, 665
Aeronautical Intelligence, Office of, 33, 46, 74, 75, 99, 206, 243, 339, 380, 484, 485, 486, 621-28
Aeronautical Patents and Design Board, 374
and civil aviation, 53-70, 141, 151, 287, 395, 396-97, 404, 420, 548, 558, 598, 631, 639, 648, 665, 669, 693-94, 729
contracts, 33-34, 45, 46, 88, 178, 183, 198, 246-47, 327-28, 397-98, 400, 544, 555, 714, 763
Coordinator of Research, 168-69, 363, 365, 366
establishment, proposals for, 6-25, 27, 322, 326, 328, 479-84, 595-96
European Office, 234, 241, 243, 485, 486
High Speed Panel, 213
legislation, 393-403, 423, 468, 591-92, 602, 658
merger with Dept. of Commerce, proposals for, 64, 66, 67, 70, 130, 135, 137, 222, 295, 301, 338, 357, 665-68, 669-70, 673-75
and military aviation, 128, 141, 167-68, 178, 179, 192-93, 195, 196, 197-98, 204, 247, 249, 259-64, 270-72, 287, 288-89, 357, 376, 396, 404, 420, 535, 548, 549, 558, 597-98, 600, 631, 639, 648, 666, 669, 683, 689, 693, 729
NACA Shore Camp, 121, 142, 353
personnel, 33, 47, 74, 75-76, 79, 95, 97, 121-23, 143, 145, 149, 167, 169-71, 173, 183-84, 227-32, 234, 236-38, 242, 260, 265, 268, 274-77, 286-87, 288, 338, 387, 397, 399-400, 401-02, 408, 410-17, 418-19, 421-22, 483, 537, 543, 610, 613-14, 656, 661, 675, 676-78, 701, 716, 750, 764
Publications, Office of, 243-44, 381
regulations, 393, 403-22
Research Analysis, Office of, 244, 245-46
Research Information, Division of (Hq), 243, 244-45
Space Flight Research Center, 296, 389
university relations, 33-34, 122, 130, 133, 135, 145, 152-53, 156-58, 164, 167-68, 170, 178, 183, 184, 196, 197, 216, 218, 237, 246-47, 381, 384, 400, 555, 678-79, 701
Western Coordination Office, 182, 183, 215, 365, 380
National Aerodynamical Laboratory Commission. See Woodward Commission.
National Aeronautical Research Policy (1946), 208
National Aeronautics, 154
National Aeronautics and Space Act (1958), 296, 299, 390, 393, 402-03
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 283, 296, 299-300, 321, 328, 364, 377, 389, 390-91, 402-03, 728
National Aeronautics and Space Agency, 296
National Aeronautics and Space Council, 297
National Bureau of Standards (NBS), 5, 11, 21, 24-25, 46, 88, 128, 135, 139-40, 162, 186, 189, 226, 227, 322, 340, 343, 357, 377, 394, 395, 398, 423, 433, 468, 478, 544, 547, 555, 579, 588, 589
National Defense Advisory Commission (NDAC), 178, 185, 366
Airplane and Engine Division, 177
National Defense Reorganization Act (1947), 204
National Defense Research Committee (NDRC), 171, 177, 197, 226, 366, 372
National Inventors Council, 206
National Military Establishment. See Defense, Dept. of
National Physical Laboratory (British), 3, 4, 104, 116, 571, 643, 658
National Research Council, 44, 45-46, 47
National Science Foundation, 201, 202, 373, 730
National Security Council, 263-64, 280
National Supersonic Research Center, 213, 214, 216, 218, 249, 254, 376, 695, 702, 703 ill.
National Unitary Wind Tunnel Plan. See Unitary Wind Tunnel Plan Act, 1949.
Naval Aircraft Factory, 678, 679
Naval Research Laboratory, 300
Navy Building (Washington, D.C.), 507
Navy, U.S., 13-14, 52, 54, 61, 340-41, 397-98, 399-400, 572-77, 581, 583, 587, 588, 595, 596, 598, 633, 640, 646, 665, 667, 676, 682, 685. See also Washington Navy Yard.
aeronautical research by, 5-6, 7, 9, 21, 28, 53, 87-88, 136, 289-90, 321, 343, 357, 400, 593, 596, 678, 683, 693, 695
Bureau of Aeronautics, 57, 115, 162, 177, 367, 533-34, 541, 629, 632, 634, 635, 694
membership on NACA, 39, 128, 285, 287, 288, 324, 394, 396, 398, 423, 426, 462, 592, 593, 594, 601, 716
and NACA research, 2, 19, 23, 80, 115. 139, 141, 145, 156, 214, 238, 255-56, 397, 405, 408, 468, 478, 533-34, 535, 537, 538-39, 541, 552, 602, 648, 649-50, 651, 666, 670, 671, 673, 683, 693, 722, 729-30
Neill, Thomas T., 381, 488, 490
NEPA. See Nuclear Energy for Propulsion of Aircraft.
New York University, 112, 153
Newton, Byron R., 429, 434
Nixon, Richard, 270, 385
Noble, Edwardj., 429, 434
noise reduction, 111, 285
North American, 686, 689
Northrup Aircraft Corp., 542, 543
Northrup, John K., 442
Nor-ton, F. H., 345, 648
Noyes, C. R. Finch, 334
Nuclear Energy for Propulsion ofAircraft (NEPA, U.S. Air Force program), 383
nuclear-powered aircraft. See research, NACA
Nye Committee, 141
Nyrop, Donald W., 429, 435

 

Oak Point Club. See NACA Shore Camp.
O'Donnell, William J., 455, 488
Ofstie, Ralph A., 429, 432
Old Point Comfort, 111, 142, 636
Olsen, Walter T., 493
On the Frontier: Flight Research at Dryden, 1946-1981 (Richard P. Hallion), 249
Organ, Mabry V., 496
Organization of the Executive Branch of Government, Commission on, 222
Ovington, Earl, 668
Owen, 0. W., 327

 

P-38, 195, 371
P-51 (Mustang), 195, 549, 705
PN-9 (Navy seaplane), 69
PW-9, 637, 638, 658
Pace, Ernest M., Jr., 432, 648, 687, 689, 690
Pace, Thomas A., 429, 497
Packard Co., 686, 689
Padgett, L. P., 592, 593
Palmer, Richard W., 668
Parker, James S., 338
Parkinson, John B., 499
Parsons, John F., 364, 502
patents, 34, 38, 39-40, 41, 75, 102, 117, 328
Hispano-Suiza engine patent, 604, 606, 607
Patents and Design Board, 347, 395-96, 412, 415, 457
Patrick, Mason M., 335, 337, 429, 431
Peale, Mundy I., 442
Pentagon. Sce Defense, Dept. of.
Perkins, Kendall, 727
personnel. See National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics.
Petavel, J. E., 571
Pfingstag, Carl J., 429, 432
Phillips, E. M., 453
Phillips, Franklyn W., 488, 491
Pickering, William H., 458
Pigott, R. J. S., 453
Pilotless Aircraft Research Division. See Wallops Island Pilotless Aircraft Research Station.
Pinkel, Benjamin, 493, 501
Pinkel, J. Irving, 494
Pinnow, Bruno A., 495
Pirie, Robert B., 429, 432
Plum Brook, Ohio, 285, 488, 508
policy, See research.
Pollvea, Myron J., 495
Pooie, Mamie G., 503
Porter, C. T., 647
Post Office Dept., 33, 52, 53, 54, 57, 61, 337, 629, 630, 632, 634, 635, 666
Power Plant Div., Langley. See Langley Laboratory.
Powers, Edwards M., 429, 431, 727
Praeger, Otto, 327
Prandtl, Ludwig, 3, 92, 158, 355, 387, 529-30, 532, 538, 573
Pratt and Whitney Co., 177, 351 ~ 362, 365, 668, 686, 688, 689
Pratt, Henry C., 429, 431, 663
Pratt, Perry W., 456
President's Aircraft Board, 69, 70
President's Air Policy Commission, 716
President's Science Advisory Committee (PSAC), 280, 291, 294
Prewitt, Richard H., 453
Price, John Dale, 429, 432
Progressivism, 10, 16, 20, 23, 25, 326
propellers. See research, NACA.
propulsion, rocket. See research, NACA.
Public Law 80-313 (1947), 275-76
Public Law 472 (1950), 277, 401
Public Works Administration, 144, 358
publication. See reports, NACA; research, NACA
Puckett, Allen E., 454
Pupin, Michael L, 29 Ill., 39, 429, 433, 444
Putt, Donald L., 429, 431, 727
Pyle, James T., 429, 435

 

Quarles, Donald A., 391, 429, 433

 

Radford, Arthur W., 429, 432
radial engines. See engine.
Rae, John B., 99, 116, 332, 343, 346, 350, 352, 354, 360
R.A.F. airfoils, 371, 541, 637, 767
ramjet, 187, 712
Ramsey, DeWitt, 727
Rawson, H. S., 447, 486, 648
Ray, George R., 448
Rayleigh, Lord, 571
Raymond, Arthur E., 205, 209, 215-16, 218, 376, 386, 429, 435, 440, 487, 727
Reader, Austin F., 495
Reading, Eugene M., 492
Reaser, Wilber W., 452
Reber, Samuel, 29 Ill., 429, 431
Reclamation Service, U.S., 211
reconnaissance satellites, 280, 298, 299
Redding, Arnold H., 450, 451, 456, 487
Redstone Arsenal, Ala., 293, 296, 387
Relchelderfer, Francis W., 429, 433, 448, 487, 488
Reid, Elliot G., 532, 533, 535, 550, 629, 637, 648, 661
Reid, HenryJ. E., 86, 87 ill., 95, 97, 99-100, 102, 142 ill., 196 ill., 257 ill., 342, 345, 352, 354, 356, 449, 450, 459, 485, 486, 487, 488, 498, 536, 538, 539, 542, 543, 544, 546, 548, 549, 637, 648, 660, 661
Reid, James A., 450, 488
Reiser, Walter H., 353, 499, 648
Renard, Paul, 579
Rentschler, F. B., 668
Rentzel, Delos W., 429, 435
reports, NACA, 186, 243-45, 301, 551-567, 615-16, 725, 769
Research Memorandum, 239, 551-52, 553, 556, 558
Technical Note, 103, 115, 179, 244, 536, 537, 546, 547, 549, 550, 551, 553, 556, 766
Technical Report, 115, 179, 244, 537, 551, 556, 557, 766
Wartime reports, 179, 181, 234, 239, 241, 244, 552, 553, 556, 558
research aircraft program, 247, 250, 382
research, European, 1-2, 6, 7
Austrian, 573
British, 3-4, 104, 161,-189, 220, 331, 332, 334, 345, 368-69, 370, 371, 572, 582, 584, 595, 689
French, 3, 331, 332, 573, 579, 581-82, 584, 595
German, 3, 92, 147-49, 154, 161, 173, 189, 195, 204-05, 211, 213, 262, 358, 360, 363, 371, 374, 376, 550, 573, 595, 680-81, 687, 703-13
Italian, 332, 573, 707
Russian, 3, 147, 184, 262, 280, 290-91, 358, 368, 573, 595
vs. U.S., 3-4, 8, 9, 11-12, 17, 19, 21, 22, 25, 30, 44, 75, 108, 1471, 149, 220, 262-63, 358, 360, 368-69, 529, 532, 578, 593, 594-95, 597, 693, 728, 730
research, NACA, 30, 71, 73, 74, 118 ill., 131, 140, 141, 145-46, 151, 155, 157, 167, 171, 178, 186-87, 196-99, 200 ill., 206, 216, 217, 219-20, 234, 236-39, 255-56, 258, 260, 268-69, 270-71, 273-74, 281, 288-89, 291-92, 296, 331, 337, 346, 358, 376, 394, 398, 404, 468, 592, 601, 618-21, 634, 653, 673, 678
aircraft materials, 645-46
authorization, 103-04, 115, 119, 269, 529-50, 628, 658, 714, 718, 765, 766
economics, 140, 141, 259-64, 372, 648-51, 653-54, 656, 657, 661, 669-72
equipment, 211, 213, 214-15, 218-19, 220, 354, 382, 397, 401, 507-28, 550, 611, 617, 731, 750-63
missile, 205, 277, 280, 283, 285, 289, 383, 385, 713, 731, 754
nuclear powered aircraft, 247, 254, 277, 283, 285, 289, 383
nuclear powered spacecraft, 730-31, 732, 734-39, 751-52
policy, 17, 57, 69, 72, 87, 88-89, 98, 128-29, 156, 205, 216, 220-21, 226-27, 232, 272-73, 277-78, 291-92, 349, 549-50, 608-09, 610, 612, 639, 659, 675, 683, 684-87, 690, 693-95, 713-61, 722, 725-26
procedure, 97, 103-06, 153, 168-69, 177, 179, 550, 662-65, 714
propellers, 650, 658, 710-12
publication of results, 33, 46, 74, 92, 152, 179, 181, 239, 242-43, 243-46, 283, 285, 289, 361, 381, 535, 536-37, 538, 539, 543, 546, 547-48, 549, 550, 551-52, 556, 560, 616, 653-54, 655, 660, 663-64, 673, 684, 714, 720-21, 724-25
rocket, 187-88, 189-90, 198, 213, 247, 252-53, 361, 369, 712, 732-34, 735, 736, 742, 750, 759
solar power, 736, 737
spacecraft materials, 739-42, 752, 761-62
spaceflight, 278, 283, 290, 291, 292-93, 294, 297, 298, 728-64
Research and Development Board (military), 203, 204, 206, 217, 229, 253, 266, 383, 398, 433
Guided Missiles Committee, 214, 383
Research Board for National Security. See National Academy of Sciences.
Research Memorandum. See Reports, NACA.
Retriever, 121, 353
Reynolds number, 93, 508, 510, 511, 697, 704, 715, 719
Reynolds, Osborne, 345
Rhines, Thomas B., 451
Rhode, Richard V., 342, 459, 486, 488, 491, 498
Richards, Harold L., 505
Richardson, H. L., 407
Richardson, Holden C., 27, 29 Ill., 324, 352, 429, 432, 443, 450, 585, 588, 590, 646
Richardson, Lawrence, B., 375, 432
Rickenbacker, Edward V., 99, 429, 433, 442, 488
Roberts, Ernest W., 21, 23-24, 325
Robins, Augustine W., 429, 431
Robinson, Russell G., 368, 370, 383, 454, 458, 487, 491, 502
Rockefeller Commission on Government Organization, 294
Rocket and Satellite Research Panel, 294
rocket. See research, NACA.
Rodert, Lewis A., 195, 235, 255, 452, 455, 487, 503
Rogers, John, 575, 576
Roma (airship), 127
Roosevelt, Franklin D., 23, 38, 138, 141, 154, 159, 165, 167, 177, 184, 201, 227, 325, 328, 333, 335, 418, 592-93, 675
Root, L. E., 454, 461, 487
Roots supercharger. See supercharger.
Ross, Chandler C., 456, 461, 487
Rotch, A. Lawrence, 7, 321, 322
Rothrock, Addison, M., 379, 454, 487, 488, 491, 497, 501
Rothschild, Louis S., 429, 434
Round I, Round II, Round III. See supersonic flight.
Royal Aircraft Factory (British), 370-71
Royce, D., 648
Russel, Edgar, 324, 585, 588, 590
Russel, Frank H., 334, 335, 604, 605, 606, 607, 608, 633, 639-40, 647
Ryan, Oswald, 429, 434

 

Sabine, Wallace C., 332, 429, 431, 484, 622
safety, aviation, 111, 248 ill., 395, 577, 638, 641, 648, 649, 651, 694
Samet, H. Arthur, 500
Sanders, Newell D., 493
Sanderson, Kenneth C., 504
Saville, Gordon P., 384, 429, 431
Schairer, George, S., 376, 451, 487
Schapiro, Leo, 455
Schey, Oscar W., 493, 496, 648
Schleicher, Richard L., 455, 487
Schlicting, Hermann T., 704
Schmidt, Robert W., 494, 497
Schnitker, Edward H. A_ 503
Schroeder, R. W., 647
Science Advisory Committee. See President's Science Advisory Committee.
Science in the Federal Government (A. Hunter Dupree), 201
Science, the Endless Frontier (Vannexar Bush), 201, 202
Scientific Advisory Board. See Army Air Forces.
Scientific Advisory Group. See Army, U.S.
Scientific Research and Development, Office of, 171, 177, 197, 201
scientists. See engineers.
Scott, Ruth, 492
Scriven, George P., 27, 28 ill., 29 ill., 30, 31, 284, 324, 326, 327, 403, 405, 408, 429, 431, 585, 588, 590, 597, 598, 601
seaplane, 119, 127-28, 343, 649-50
Sears, William R., 380, 456, 488
Selden, Robert F., 497
Selective Service, Bureau of, 183, 242, 275
Senate, U.S. See Congress.
separate Air Force, 58-59, 60-61, 63, 64, 66, 68, 70, 81, 334, 336, See also independent Air Force, Unified Air Service.
7- by 10-foot wind tunnel. See wind tunnel.
Shapley, Willis, 222, 228-29, 238, 279, 295, 377, 378, 380
Sharp, Edward R., 175, 176 ill., 196 ill., 211, 212, 214, 364, 376, 485, 486, 487, 488, 492, 500, 648
Shave, Ernestj., 501
Shaw, W. N., 571
Shaw, William V., 502
Shea, William M., 378, 492
Shell Oil Company, 284
Shenandoah (Army airship), 69
Shey, Oscar W., 501
Shoemaker, J. M., 643-44, 648
Shortal, Joseph A., 383, 499
Signal Corps (U.S. Army). See Army Signal Corps.
Silverstein, Abe, 492, 497, 501
site selection for NACA laboratories. See names of individual laboratories.
16-foot High-Speed Wind Tunnel. See Wind tunnel.
Smith, Harold D., 202, 362, 364, 373
Smith, R. H., 648
Smith, Ronald B., 451, 487
Smith, Rosa D., 491
Smithsonian Institution, 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13-14, 16, 18, 19-21, 24, 25, 37-38, 323, 326, 327, 369, 405, 417, 423, 433
Langley Aerodynamical Laboratory, 394, 398, 572, 582, 584, 585-90, 594, 595, 590, 666, 716-17
Smull, Thomas L. K., 380, 381, 488, 491, 721
Snark (missile), 252 ill.
Snyder, George, 455
Soule, Hartley A., 499
sound barrier, 199, 250, 255, 256 ill., 257, 281
Soviet Union, 184
Spaatz, Carl, 196 ill., 198 ill., 429, 431
spaceflight. See research, NACA.
Space Flight Research Center. See National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics.
Sparks, Ralph H., 504
special committees. See Committees, NACA.
special subcommittees. See Committees, NACA.
spinning, 119, 637, 649
"Spirit of St. Louis," 650
Sputnik I, II, 283, 290-91, 302, 387
Squier, George 0., 33, 46, 329, 330, 341, 429, 431, 443, 444
stability and control, 252, 280, 344, 707-09
Stack, John, 249, 250 ill., 251, 255, 256, 257 ill., 261-63, 292, 384, 498, 501
Stalker, Edward, 647
Stanton, S. W., 633
Stearns, L. C., 330, 339, 621, 622, 623, 624, 627, 628
Stevens, Leslie C., 383, 429, 432
Stevenson, C. H., 448, 488
Stever, H Guyford, 292, 458
Stitt, Lawrence T., 496
Stoller, Mortonj., 499
Stout, Ernest G., 450
Strailman, Gilbert T., 500
Strang, Charles R., 448
Stratton, Samuel W., 13, 14 Ill., 15, 29 Ill., 32, 35, 47, 59, 66, 70, 88, 89, 90, 129, 322, 324, 329, 334, 336, 339, 341, 342, 343, 344, 409, 410, 411, 429, 433, 434, 439, 440, 444, 446, 484, 485, 585, 589, 590, 603, 604, 633, 668
structures, 278, 279, 280, 379
subcommittees. See committees, NACA.
Sunnyvale, Calif., 154, 155, 158, 159, 160, 165, 166, 173, 360, 361, 364
supercharger
centrifugal supercharger, 194 ill.
Roots supercharger, 120, 342, 370, 638, 651
turbosupercharger, 193, 546
supersonic flight, 199, 205, 211-12, 247, 250-52, 271, 278
Supersonic Flight (Richard P. Hallion), 247
Supersonic Research Center. See National Supersonic Research Center.
supersonic wind tunnel. See wind tunnel.
Sverdrup and Parcel, 216
Swanson, Warren E,, 456, 488
swept wings, 97, 204, 205 ill., 235, 707, 713, 715

 

Taft, William H., 5, 10, 18
Tarbox, J. P., 604, 605, 606, 607, 608
Taylor, David W., 11-12, 13, 15, 83, 102, 322, 323, 333, 334, 336, 344, 347, 412, 414, 429, 432, 433, 439, 441, 457, 485, 604, 607, 633, 667
Technical Notes. See Reports, NACA.
Technical Reports. See Reports, NACA.
Technological Capabilities Panel, 280
Templin, Richard L., 448, 487
Theodorsen, Theodore, 133, 237, 380, 486, 498, 544
Thielemann, Rudolph H., 453, 488
Thomas, Albert, 221-22, 241, 264-68, 269, 270
Thompson, Floyd L., 498, 501
Thompson, Milton 0., 504
Thompson, William M., 492
Thrasher, Tom G., 387
Tichenor, Frank, 130-33, 134, 135, 140, 145, 146, 355, 356, 652, 657, 660, 665
Tillman, Benjamin R., 21, 325, 593, 594
Titterington, M. M., 644, 647
Tomlinson, D. W., 452, 460
Tousignant, John D., 494
Toward New Horizons (Scientific Advisory Group), 203
Towers, John H., 160, 189, 327, 329, 429, 432, 444, 575, 576
Townend, Hubert C., 116-17
Townend ring, 116-17, 131, 352, 655, 659, 661
Tozier, Robert E., 497
transonic wind tunnel. See wind tunnel.
Trayer, George W., 44"', 485, 646
Treasury, Dept. of, 468, 594, 601
Truman, Harry S, 202, 228, 373, 419
Truscott, Star, 354, 363, 448, 485, 486, 499, 637
Truszynski, Gerald M., 504
TS airplane, 638
Tucker, Virginia, 501
Tuckerman, L. B., 648
turbojet, 187, 188, 191, 264 Ill., 714, 715
turbosupercharger. See supercharger.
20-foot wind tunnel. See wind tunnel.
Twining, Nathan F., 429, 431
2- by 2-foot supersonic tunnel. See wind tunnel.

 

U-2, 280
Ulmer, Ralph E., 364, 366, 376, 491
Underwood, Arthur, 453, 487
Underwood, Harrison A., 498
Unified Air Service, 39, 61, 62, 64, 65, 69-70
Unitary Wind Tunnel Plan Act of'1949, 211, 215-19, 220, 222, 249, 254, 259, 263, 376-77, 386, 393, 400, 403, 695, 725-28
United Aircraft Corp., 163, 164, 362
United Airlines, 163
Universities. See names of individual universities; National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics.
Uppercue, L, 604, 606, 607
Upson, R. H., 643, 647
USSR. Sce Soviet Union.

 

V-2 (missile), 377, 707, 713
Vaccaro, MichaelJ., 494
Valerino, Michael F., 496
Van Allen, James A., 458
Vandenberg, Hoyt S., 429, 431
Vanderbilt, Cornelius, 324, 589
Van Dusen, C. A., 647
Vanguard, 300, 389
variable-density wind tunnel. See wind tunnel.
velocity- gravity recorder, 86
Vensel, Joseph R., 497, 504
Vickers, Sons & Maxim, 353, 571
Victory, John F., 30, 33, 47, 48, 60 Ill., 62, 63, 65-66, 68, 69, 70, 73, 76, 78, 81, 82, 84-86, 101, 102, 106, 112-13, 121, 125, 127, 130, 135, 136, 137, 138, 14-0, 141, 142 ill., 145, 148 Ill., 153, 156, 157, 160, 165, 166, 169, 171, 176, 178, 193 ill., 195, 196 ill., 198, 202, 221, 222, 227, 228-30, 231 ill., 233, 242, 257 ill., 264, 265~ 266, 269, 270, 273, 275, 277, 284 ill., 287, 294, 295, 301, 322, 326, 328, 331, 332, 333, 334, 335, 336, 337, 338, 340, 342, 344, 345, 347, 350, 352, 354, 355, 357, 358, 360, 361, 363, 364, 365, 371, 377, 378, 379, 385, 387, 458, 484, 485, 486, 487, 488, 490, 542, 609, 633, 648, 664, 678, 683, 684, 690, 691, 692-93, 714, 719, 727
Vidal, Eugene L., 142 ill., 358, 430, 434
Videan, Edward N., 504
Vienna Aerodynamical Laboratory, 532
Vincent, J. B., 668
Vivien, jean N., 495
Voigt, Paul F., 447
von Braun, Wernher, 298, 458
von Doenhoff, Albert E., 544, 546, 547, 548, 549-50
von Karman, Theodore, 96 ill., 158, 188, 203, 217, 226, 360, 361, 534, 538, 548
Vought aircraft, 513 ill., 638

 

Wadsworth, James W., 335, 336
Walcott, Charles D., 13, 14, 15, 16 ill., 17, 18, 19-20, 21, 23-24, 25, 27, 28, 29-30, 32, 35-36, 39-40, 44, 52, 53, 54, 56-57, 59, 61, 63, 67, 69, 100, 285, 322, 323, 324, 325, 326, 327, 328, 329, 331, 332, 334, 335, 337, 339, 406, 409, 410, 412, 430, 433, 439, 444, 445, 484, 585, 587, 588, 590, 591, 593, 602, 603, 633
Waldon, Sidney, 58, 59, 61, 329, 334, 604, 633
Walker, Joseph A., 504
Walker, Phillip E., 505
Wallace, Dwayne L., 442
Wallops Island Pilotless Aircraft Research Station, 252, 253 ill., 290 ill., 383, 480, 487, 507, 512
Walter, Don L., 456, 488
War Department, U.S., 43, 52, 54, 213, 326, 394. 397, 478, 587, 588, 594, 595, 596, 665, 666, 667, 682, 685
Ward, William, 503
Ware, Marsden, 370, 638, 648
Ware, Raymond, 647
Warner, Edward P., 82, 85, 86, 92, 109, 110 ill., 127, 133, 142 ill., 152, 163, 164, 169, 182, 185, 191, 336, 339, 341, 342, 344, 346, 349-50, 367, 368, 371, 380, 430, 435, 439, 441, 442, 448, 459, 546, 550, 619, 640, 646, 688, 690, 691
War Office (British), 571, 572, 663, 667
War Production Board, 209
Aircraft Div., 175
Wartime Reports. See Reports, NACA.
Washington Monument, 583
Washington Navy Yard, 9, 24, 576, 584, 593
Wasielewski, Eugene W., 370, 493, 496
Watt, R. M., 5
Watter, Michael, 647
Way, Stewart, 455, 487
Wearin, Otha D., 144
Weather Bureau, U.S., 13, 394, 398, 406, 423, 433, 584, 588, 594, 596, 601, 635, 666, 716
Webster, William, 430, 433
Weick, Fred E., 349, 351, 352, 451, 648, 661
Well, Joseph, 504
Wenzinger, CarlJ., 354, 501
Wellons, Frank W., 453, 488
Wentworth, John, 647
Western Coordination Office (NACA). See National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics.
Western Development Div., Air Research and Development Command. See Air Research and Development Command.
Westinghouse, 189-90, 651, 686, 689
Westover, Oscar, 154, 159, 363, 430, 431, 457, 675, 678
Wetmore, Alexander, 430, 433
Wetzler, John M., 450
Wexler, Harry, 461, 487
Weyerbacher, Ralph D., 430, 432
Wheeler, Catherine, 492
Whitcomb, Richard, 280-81, 287, 387, 483
White, Dan, 495
White, James A., 503
White, Thomas D., 430, 431
Whiting, Kenneth, 334, 633
Whitman, Walter G., 430, 433, 450, 727
Whitney, Ernest G., 497
Whittemore, H. L., 440, 447
Whittle jet-propulsion engine. See engine.
Williams, Benjamin L., 604
Williams, Clyde E., 455
Williams, Glenn C., 454, 487
Williams, Walter C., 487, 488, 500, 504
Wilson, Alfred E., 503
Wilson, Charles E., 263, 264 ill.
Wilson, E. B., 48, 331, 334
Wilson, Eugene E., 690
Wilson, Herbert A., Jr., 498
Wilson, Roscoe C., 376, 430, 431
Wilson, Woodrow, 10, 16, 20, 24, 30, 32, 39, 42, 53, 322, 326, 407, 408, 409, 410, 587, 588, 602
wind tunnel, 1, 83 ill., 90, 92-93, 108, 131, 134, 144, 145, 158, 184, 211, 216, 219-21, 227 ill., 366-67, 368, 373, 376, 400, 508-12, 513 ill., 516 ill., 517 ill., 519 ill., 523, 642, 654, 679-80, 706, 754-55, 765
atmospheric wind tunnel, 514, 515, 538, 637, 641, 660
8- by 7-foot wind tunnel, 286 ill., 367
40- by 80-foot wind tunnel, 174, 234, 272 ill., 367, 508, 524, 525 ill.
free-flight wind tunnel, 235 ill., 367, 518
full-scale wind tunnel, 107, 117, 121, 129 ill., 252 ill., 260 ill., 367, 507, 508, 509 ill., 510 ill., 515-16
gust tunnel, 246, 521
low-turbulence pressure. tunnel, 518, 547, 548, 550, 668
propeller- research tunnel, 107 ill., 108, 115, 117, 128, 349, 353, 367, 515, 538, 637, 641, 642, 650
7- by 10-foot wind tunnel, 174, 251 ill., 367, 524
16-foot high-speed wind tunnel, 174, 257 ill., 367, 520 ill., 524
supersonic wind tunnel, 211, 213, 214, 215, 218, 254 ill., 385, 510, 514, 526, 527, 528, 695, 696, 698, 701, 707, 713
transonic wind tunnel, 250-51, 256, 510, 522 ill., 526, 527
20-foot wind tunnel, 520 ill.
2- by 2-foot supersonic tunnel, 281 ill., 699
variable-density wind tunnel, 92, 93, 94 ill., 106-07, 108, 115, 128, 246, 344-45, 510, 515, 535, 538, 544, 641, 643, 658-59, 661
Winslow, Samuel E., 64, 66, 335, 336
Winston, A. W., 447
Wislicenus, George F., 450, 488
Wolak, Francis S., 501
Wolf, Charles W., 501
Wood, Clotaire, 490
Wood, Donald H., 364, 502, 542-43, 544
Woodrum, Clifton A., 121, 136, 137, 144, 150, 159, 221, 353, 359, 361, 377
Woodward, Robert S., 10
Woodward, William H., 488, 491
Woodward Commission, 10-11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 323, 324
Wright, Orville, 1-2, 8, 21, 37-38, 142 ill., 148 ill., 166, 321, 324-25, 328, 329, 336, 351, 372, 430, 434, 536, 585, 589, 664-65, 667, 720
Wright, Theodore P., 349, 350, 430, 434, 435, 439, 458, 641, 647, 691, 692, 727
Wright, Wilbur, 1-2, 8, 21, 37-38, 321, 328, 349, 372
Wright Aeronautical Corp., 362, 686, 689
Wright aircraft, 4, 328, 573, 575
Wright Field, 158, 213, 382, 678-79, 680, 682, 685, 689
Wright-Martin Co., 38, 39, 40, 41, 328, 330, 604, 606, 607
Wright Whirlwind engine. See engine.
Wyatt, De Marquis D., 493
Wynn, E. H., 727

 

X-15, 278, 285, 293, 296, 298, 299, 303, 729-30, 731, 732, 744, 755 XP6M-1, 268 ill.

 

York, Herbert, 388
Young, Pearl L, 501
Young Turks dinner, 292

 

Zahm, Alfred H., 6-7, 10, 13, 15, 18, 21, 322, 323, 324, 325, 585, 589, 590, 591
Zoll, E. C., 334, 633
Zucrow, Maurice J., 456, 461

 
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