A. Starr King papers1943-1955 1997
Alexander Starr King Jr. (1916-2013) was a jet engine field service engineer at Westinghouse Electric Co. He began working at the Westinghouse gas turbine division in 1945, which at that time was called Aviation Gas Turbine (AGT) division. These materials document early gas turbine development.
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Alexander Starr King Jr. (1916-2013) was a jet engine field service engineer at Westinghouse Electric Co. He began working at the Westinghouse gas turbine division in 1945, which at that time was called Aviation Gas Turbine (AGT) division. Born in Toronto, Canada, King moved to Pennsylvania at age two with his American parents. At age eighteen, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps and served with the 23rd Bombardment Squadron, Luke Field, Hawaii, from 1934 to 1935. He graduated from the New York State Merchant Marine Academy in 1939, and later served with the U.S. Lighthouse Service. King worked as a radar installation supervisor with Westinghouse and as an Atlas rocket instructor with General Dynamics at Vandenberg Air Force Base. Before retirement in 1978, he was a technical writer with Boeing Analysis and Bendix Launch Support in the Apollo Moon program for twelve years. He was married with two children.
Scope and Contents
These materials document early gas turbine development. The collection includes gas turbine model 19A and X19B service manuals, various jet test data, and an outline of the history of Westinghouse during World War II.
This collection is open for research.
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