James Smith McDonnell

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Birthday
9, 1899
Birthplace
Colorado
Death Date
Aug 22, 1980 (81)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
9, 1899
Birthplace
Colorado
Death Date
Aug 22, 1980 (81)

About

American aviator, engineer, and businessman who founded the McDonnell Aircraft Corporation.

Before Fame

He attended Princeton University before earning a Master's of Science in Aeronautical Engineering from MIT.

Trivia

His company was the principal supplier of fighter aircraft to the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War.

Family Life

He married twice and had two children by his first wife Mary.

Associated With

He was an aviation entrepreneur like Howard Hughes.