Jerome Clarke Hunsaker was an American airman born in Creston, Iowa, and educated at the Naval Academy and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
|Born:||26, 1886, Creston, Iowa|
|Died:||10, 1984, Boston, Massachusetts|
|Institutions:||Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Goodyear-Zeppelin, Bell Labs, National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics|
|Alma mater:||United States Naval Academy Massachusetts Institute of Technology|
|Known for:||pioneering research in aeronautics|
|Notable awards:||Langley Gold Medal (1955), Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy (1951), Medal for Merit (1946), Edward Longstreth Medal (1942), Daniel Guggenheim Medal (1933)|
About Jerome Clarke Hunsaker
Aeronautical engineer who helped the U.S. create some of its earliest lighter-than-air ships. He was also the president of Goodyear Zeppelin Company and received important awards from both the Franklin Institute and the Smithsonian Institute for his revolutionary work.
Developing an interest in flight from his college days, he spent several years studying the progress of aeronautics in Europe, before returning to teach it in the U.S.
He bult the first wind tunnel, at MIT, made some of the earliest planes capable of transatlantic flight, and supervised construction of lighter-than-air craft.
He was born in Creston, Iowa.
Among his many contributions to the development of flight in America, he translated Gustave Eiffel‘s works on aerodynamics.
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- Recipients of the Distinguished Service Cross (United States)
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