Frederick Rentschler

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Birthday
8, 1887
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Apr 25, 1956 (68)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
8, 1887
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Apr 25, 1956 (68)

About

American aircraft engine designer, aviation engineer, and founder of Pratt & Whitney Aircraft.

Before Fame

As a Captain in the U.S. Army during World War I, he inspected Hispano-Suiza aircraft engines manufactured under French license.

Trivia

He was awarded the Daniel Guggenheim Medal for American Engineering in 1956.

Family Life

His mother's family owned the Republic Motor Car Co. that built Republic cars from 1910 until 1916.

Associated With

Charles Lindbergh was among the famous pilots to use the aircraft engines created by his company.

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