Perry Walter Pratt, American aircraft manufacturer. Recipient George Westinghouse gold medal award American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1956. Fellow American Institute Aeronautics an Astronautics; member of New York Academy Sciences, Society Automotive Engineers, American Society Master of Engineering., Tau Beta Pi.
Associated with United Aircraft Corporation, East Hartford, Connecticut, 1939-1971, beginning with Pratt & Whitney div. as test engineer, successively assistant Project engineer, project engineer, assistant chief engineer, chief engineer, assistant engineering manager, engineering manager, 1939-1958, vice president, chief science corporation, 1958-1971. Chairman National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics subcommittee on engine performance and operation, 1954-1957. Panel on aero. Department Defense, 1956-1958.
Ad hoc committee research and development Air Force Science Advisory Board, 1957-1958, member board, 1963-1964. Defense science board Department Defense, from 1965. Advisory council department aerospace and mechanic science Princeton, from 1961.
Born January 10, 1914