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Guiseppe Mario Bellanca

Guiseppe Mario Bellanca, Italian airplane engineer. Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Society Automotive Engrs.


  • Bellanca, Guiseppe Mario was born on March 19, 1886 in Sciacca, Italy. Son of Andrea and Concetta (Merlo) Bellanca.

  • Education

    • Teachers’ certificate in mathematics, Instituto Tecnico. Milan, Italy; degree in engineering mathematics, Politecnico, Milan.


    • 1 son, August Thomas. Came to the United States, 1911, naturalized, 1929. Established laboratory for special research in aviation, 1909.

      Head of Bellanca Airplane School, Mineola, New York, 1912-1916. Construction engineering, Maryland. Pressed Steel Company, Hagerstown, 1917-1920.

      Construction engineering for airplane construction, Wright Aero. Corporation, Paterson, New Jersey, 1923-1926. Organizer, 1927, former president Bellanca Aircraft Corporation, Bellanea Aircraft Corporation American.

      Also Chairman of the Board, director engineering Designer and builder 1st cabin monoplane in the United States, transatlantic monoplane, “Columbia,” and 1st transpacific monoplane, “Miss Veedol.”.


    • Contributor technical papers on aviation.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Catholic


    Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Society Automotive Engrs.


    • Married Dorothy Brown, November 18, 1922.
    • father: Andrea Bellanca
    • mother: Concetta (Merlo) Bellanca
    • spouse: Dorothy Brown
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    Born March 19, 1886
    Died December 26, 1960
    (aged 74)