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Aeronautical executive

Don R. Berlin, American Aeronautical executive. Fellow American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, American Ordnance Association; member Society Automotive Engineers, American Helicopter Society, Armed Forces Association M C.

Background

Berlin, Don R. was born on June 13, 1898 in Romona, Indiana, United States. Son of Charles Norton and Maude Easter (Mull) Berlin.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 1921. Doctor in Engineering (honorary), Purdue University, 1953.

Career

Assistant aerodynamics laboratory, United States Army Air Corps, 1921-1926; project engineer, chief draftsman, Douglas Aircraft, Santa Monica, California, 1926-1929; chief engineer, Valley Manufacturing Company, Glendale, California, 1929; chief engineer, Northrop Corporation, 1929-1932; chief engineer, Northrop Aircraft, Inglewood, California, 1932-1934; project engineer, chief engineer, director engineering, Curtiss-Wright Airplane division, Buffalo, 1934-1942; director aircraft development, Fisher Body division General Motors Corporation, Detroit, 1942-1945; director installation engineering section, Allison Division, Indianapolis, 1945-1947; vice president engineering & contracts, McDonnell Aircraft Corporation, St. Louis, 1947; executive vice president, McDonnell Aircraft Corporation, St. Louis, 1949-1951. Vice president, general manager McDonnel Aircraft Corporation, 1951-1952. President, director Vertol Aircraft Corporation, Morton, Pennsylvania, 1953-1960.

Chairman of the executive committee, 1953-1955, Chairman, Board Of Directors, 1955-1960. Vice president, general manager Vertol division Boeing, 1960-1962, vice president, consultant, 1962-1963. Vice president Curtiss-Wright Corporation, Wood Ridge, New Jersey, from 1963.

Membership

Fellow American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, American Ordnance Association. Member Society Automotive Engineers, American Helicopter Society, Armed Forces Association M C.

Connections

Married Helen Elizabeth Hents, February 16, 1926. 1 child, Donald Edward.

father:
Charles Norton Berlin

mother:
Maude Easter (Mull) Berlin

spouse:
Helen Elizabeth Hents

child:
Donald Edward Berlin