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Erwin Fred Branahl

Erwin Fred Branahl, American aerospace company executive. Registered professional engineer, Missouri. Served to lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1944-1946. Fellow American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (associate).

Background

  • Branahl, Erwin Fred was born on March 8, 1922 in St. Louis. Son of Erwin Edward and Mildred Wilhelmina (Kelle) Branahl.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Washington University, St. Louis, 1943. Master of Science in Applied Mechanics, Washington University, St. Louis, 1951.

    Career

    • Stress analyst Curtiss-Wright Corporation, 1943-1944. With McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Company, St. Louis, 1946-1987, manager space and missile engineering programs, 1961-1968, vice president engineering, 1968-1974, vice president, general manager, 1974-1985, executive vice president, 1985-1987. Corporation vice president McDonnell Douglas Corporation, 1978-1987.

      Director Vitek Systems, Inc., 1977-1984.

    Major achievements

    • Registered professional engineer, Missouri.

    Religion

    Denomination: Lutheran

    Membership

    Served to lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1944-1946. Fellow American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (associate).

    Connections

    • Married Adeline Elizabeth Sweeney, April 15, 1944. Children– Sandra Beatrice Branahl Cooper, James Erwin.
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    Born March 8, 1922
    • 1943
      Washington University
    • 1951
      Washington University
    • 1943 - 1944
      Stress analyst, Curtiss-Wright Corporation
    • 1946 - 1987
      with McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Company
    • 1977 - 1984
      director, Vitek Systems
    • 1978 - 1987
      corporation vice president, McDonnell Douglas Corporation
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